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REPLACE replaces part of a text string, based on the number of characters you specify, with a different text string.


REPLACE ( old_text , start_num , num_chars , new_text )

Old_text is text in which you want to replace some characters.

Start_num is the position of the character in old_text that you want to replace with new_text.

Num_chars is the number of characters in old_text that you want REPLACE to replace with new_text.

New_text is the text that will replace characters in old_text.



Description (Result)


Replaces five characters, starting with the sixth character (abcde*k)


Replaces the last two digits of 2009 with 10 (2010)


Replaces the first three characters with @ (@456)