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oracle replace function

Posted on 2011-09-09
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I have a query

  select  to_number(replace(10.00,'.'),'9999D00') as total_hours from dual

TOTAL_HOURS
10

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I need to format this to 1000 tthat is what is being stored in the database. I tired 9999, 9900, 9999D00 but am not aboe to format. Help is appreciated.
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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Try this:
select  to_number(replace('10.00','.'),'0000D00') as total_hours from dual;


I added single quotes to the 10.0 to remove implicit conversion issues.
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sdstuber earned 125 total points
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replace only works on strings   10.00 is a number

so you'll get an implicit conversion

what are you really trying to do?


why not just do...  

( 10.00 * 100 )

and not try to do all the string manipulations
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by:anumoses
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total_hours is number with a format 9999.99. On saving in the database has to be saved as 1000, also a number.
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by:anumoses
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this solution worked. Thanks
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by:sdstuber
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by the way,  the problem was using replace "before" converting to a string with a format


to_number(replace(to_char(10.00,'fm99999D00'),'.'))

I still don't recommend this though,  simply multiplying by 100 is not only easier but more efficient

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