update table1 set field1=CONCAT('N',field1);


should work, haven't tested it though.

Steve

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> Hi all,
>
> I have a MySQL table with approx 350,000 records (US aviation register)
and
> the way the FAA produce it is without the 'N' prefix which I wish to add.
> Can anyone point me to a sql command which will upodate the N-Number field
> to 'N' + N-Number field?
>
> George, Edinburgh
>
>
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