Re: BUG #16507: RTRIM function doesnt behave as expected for certain scenario
PG Bug reporting form <[hidden email]> writes:
> I am trying to use RTIM function on a String (Column data) to remove some
> character/string from the right end.
> Example -
> select column_name, RTRIM(column_name, '-1') from table_name;
> In case of the first string, RTRIM is removing "1-1" instead of "-1".
> I expect it to remove "-1" as it did in other strings.
Your expectation is wrong, per the function's documentation:
Removes the longest string containing only characters in
'characters' (a space by default) from the end of 'string'.
The example is pretty explicit about this, too:
rtrim('testxxzx', 'xyz') → test
You could do what you want with regexp_replace() or the pattern-matching
variant of substring().