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Cannot insert quoted floating point numeric that contains a period.

Posted on 2004-10-21
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I´m refactoring a legacy app in PHP.

The existing code quotes all fields while cunstructing the SQL command.

Whew I attempt to insert arecord as follows:

INSERT into Table VALUES ('10,5');  

and the column is declared as a NUMERIC (10,2) for instance, evrything works fine.

but if I attempt to insert arecord as follows:

INSERT into Table VALUES ('10.5');  

returns an ORA-01722: invalid number.

Changing NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS has not solved the problem.

Any suggestions?
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    by:dramacqueen
    Hi jpk01,

    What happens if you
    INSERT into Table VALUES (10.5);

    i.e without the quotes?

    Also do you have any odd Regional settings?
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    by:jpk01
    Regional settings are for Spanish (Mexican) we have tried using Spanish (Spain) and US English with same results.

    INSERT into Table VALUES (10.5); executes but does not solve our problem. We have several thousand lines of code in PHP from the legacy app. that wrap numeric inserts in quotes, so we don´t want to change the SQL code in the legacy app.

    On the customers production environment the quoted number inserts works, but on our test environment they don´t.

    Due to security constraints we do not have access to the customers server.

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    by:dramacqueen
    Tell me, is the Values always either 10,5 OR 10.5, or can it be a mixture depending on where the data came from?
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    by:Henka
    Maybe this will help you:

    NLS Format Masks

    The following table describes valid National Language Support (NLS) format masks.

    Element      Example      Description
    C      C999      Returns the international currency  symbol.
    L      L9999      Returns the local currency  symbol.
    D      99D99      Returns the decimal separator.
    G      9G999      Returns the group (thousands) separator.
    comma      9,999      Displays a comma in this position.
    period      9.999      Displays a decimal point in this position. Displays a decimal point in this position.
    NLS Format Mask Examples

    Format Mask      Description
    L99G999D99      Displays the local currency symbol, group, and decimal separators:  if NLS_LANG=American, this item displays as $1,600.00; if NLS_LANG=Norwegian, this item displays as Kr.1.600,00.
    C99G999D99      Displays the appropriate international currency symbol: if NLS_LANG=American, this item displays as USD1,600.00; if NLS_LANG=French, this item displays as FRF1.600,00.
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