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numeric varchar2 [message #370997] Wed, 02 August 2000 06:43 Go to next message
Mark Lamport
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Registered: August 2000
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I have a field in a table that is defined varchar2. I need to perform a numeric select though. The contents of the field might contain a blank. I think you use the to_num but can't find documentaion or example.

thanks
Re: numeric varchar2 [message #371080 is a reply to message #370997] Thu, 24 August 2000 03:42 Go to previous message
Jaya Kumar NM
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Registered: August 2000
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You can try this
select to_number(nvl(column_name,0)) from table_name
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