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Perl question - string to int conversion..Help!!!!

Posted on 2005-03-08
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Last Modified: 2006-11-17
I have an snmpget which returns the packet count as a string... "123456"
I included functionality to remove the quotes, and I am trying to store this information as an int into a round robin database.

However, I believe the database is reading it as a string.  Is there some conversion I need to do in order to take that string and use it as an integer?
Question by:jewee
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Tintin earned 2000 total points
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You shouldn't need to worry about conversion.

Perl uses context to work out if you are using a string or number,  For example:


print $a + 100 . "\n";
print $b + 100 . "\n";

will give you the same result.

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