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how to format a number from Oracle being delivered via e-mail

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I send this via e-mail, pulling data from Oracle via Pl-Sql and then a Send-mail routine.

CLM - NASCO MD - 035: Errors = 7, Loaded = 259364, percent errors = 0
MEM - FLEXX/Facets Merge - 104: Errors = 4648, Loaded = 137287, percent errors = 3

I know it's ugly, but at the moment all I want to do is add commas to the numbers, 259,364

I've done a little HTML tagging in e-mails, but not sure how to format the numbers
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Question by:Alaska Cowboy
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by:sdstuber
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convert the number to a string


to_char(loaded,'999,999')
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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ah, should have thought about that . . . will give it a shot, thanks.
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I would use this format:

to_char(loaded, '999G999')

The difference is subtle, but it should account for NLS settings.
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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ok, didn't know about that, so thanks, will try in about an hour
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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and do both formats handle a million ?
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no,  and assuming you don't want left padded strings, you'll also want "fm" as part of your format

to_char(loaded,'fm999,999,999')

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to_char(loaded,'fm999G999G999')
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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ok, thanks a lot, working on it now . . .
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by:Alaska Cowboy
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ok, fixed, thanks !
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