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How to format an Oracle null value Number?

Posted on 2008-10-02
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Hi,

I have a number as TOTAL(15,4) Oracle.

If it is not null, it will print as:

00000000000.0000

If the TOTAL is null, I would like it to print like:

          0.0000

Leaving 10 empty spaces before the value 0.0000

How do I do that in pl/sql?


Thanks.
_Esam.
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NVL(total,lpad('0.0000',15))
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Try:

Select TO_CHAR(NVL(Total,0),'99999999990.0000') From MyTable;

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SELECT TO_CHAR(NVL(TOTAL, 0),'0000000000.0000') FROM TEST_TAB
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