Solved

Oracle  +  plsql

Posted on 2009-03-30
8
430 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-19
I've a small doubt, if any body knows pls give me some solution.
In my oracle table i've 2 columns AMOUNT & DECIMAL. So based on the decimal value, i've to convert the amount as mentioned in the FINAL_RESULT colum.
Ex: For amount 10000 its decimal places are 2, so i've give final_result as 100.00
see the following data,
Amount     Decimal        Final_Result
------          -------             --------------
10000          2             100.00
19388          3             19.388
344334         4            34.4334
Like that n no. of Amounts are there & n no. of decimal are there
How can i achieve the above Final_Result based on the Amount & Decimal columns.
Its very urgent.........   reply pls.   Give me the sol....
0
Comment
Question by:Srinivasu_V
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Milleniumaire
ID: 24017025
The following will give you the value you are wanting:

select amount/power(10,decimal)
from mytable;

However, values such as 100.00 aren't normally displayed or stored with the .00 decimal places so if you need to display these decimals as well, the to_char function will need to be used.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Milleniumaire
ID: 24017035
The following can be used to display the value with the required number of decimal places:

select to_char(10000/power(10,2),'99999999990.'||rpad('0',2,'0'))
from mytable;
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Milleniumaire
ID: 24017042
Sorry, using your column names that should be:

select to_char(amount/power(10,decimal),'99999999990.'||rpad('0',decimal,'0'))
from mytable;
0
 

Author Comment

by:Srinivasu_V
ID: 24017960
In my table, if a Decimal value is 0, then the result is coming like this:
Ex: Amount:19 Decimal:0    Final_Result: 19.
so, how can i remove the extra dot also in case of decimal is zero.

Thnx
Vasu
0
What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Milleniumaire earned 500 total points
ID: 24018303
The statement is starting to look a little clumsy, but try this as it appears to work:

select to_char(amount/power(10,decimal),'99999999990'||substr('.',1,decimal)||rpad('0',decimal,'0'))
from mytable;

The 2nd argument of the to_char function is used to supply the format mask, which determines how many decimal places to display.  In the above statement this format mask is constructed using:

'99999999990'||substr('.',1,decimal)||rpad('0',decimal,'0'))

The '99999999990' literal can be as large has you like to handle the largest number stored in your table i.e. just add extra or fewer 9's as required.  The substr simply adds a decimal point when the value of decimal > 0.  A decode or case could also be used, but the substr is shorter.  The rpad adds the required number of decimal places to the format mask.
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:awking00
ID: 24019241
How about using decode in Milleniumaire's earlier solution to handle the case when decimal = 0 -
select decode(decimal,0,to_char(amount), <Millenium's earlier solution>)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Srinivasu_V
ID: 31564239
Thank u very much,
Its helped me alot. For my big problem, its simply a simple & good solution.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Srinivasu_V
ID: 24036511
Thnx a lot Milleniumaire for your excellent solution.

Regards,
Vasu
0

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

I showed you how to use console view (HERE (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18379/Getting-Started-and-Using-the-Salesforce-com-Console.html)) -– but how do you set it up on the admin side of Salesforce? Note that you have to have Admin leve…
For cloud, the “train has left the station” and in the Microsoft ERP & CRM world, that means the next generation of enterprise software from Microsoft is here: Dynamics 365 is Microsoft’s new integrated business solution that unifies CRM and ERP fun…
This video shows syntax for various backup options while discussing how the different basic backup types work.  It explains how to take full backups, incremental level 0 backups, incremental level 1 backups in both differential and cumulative mode a…
Via a live example, show how to take different types of Oracle backups using RMAN.

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now