# Conversion of a number field in oracle sql

Hi,

I am having a field which is a number(4) and it has values like
5000,-6000,-44,-56

I want it to be converted to
50:00
-60:00
-44:00
-56:00

Can this be done.

Please let me know.

Regards..
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PartnerCommented:
What exactly would the logic for the conversion be? Take the first two digits, then add a colon and after the colon all the remaining digits (fill with zeros)?

For the logic above, do something like this:

SELECT
nbr
,CASE WHEN nbr < 0 THEN '-' ELSE '' END || SUBSTR(TO_CHAR(ABS(nbr)), 1, 2) || ':' || NVL(SUBSTR(TO_CHAR(ABS(nbr)), 3, 1), 0) || NVL(SUBSTR(TO_CHAR(ABS(nbr)), 4, 1), 0) AS nbr2
FROM
(SELECT 50 AS nbr FROM dual

UNION ALL

SELECT -6000 AS nbr FROM dual

UNION ALL

SELECT -44 AS nbr FROM dual

UNION ALL

SELECT -56 AS nbr FROM dual
) asd
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Commented:
select to_char(column,'999,999,999,990.00') from table
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Author Commented:
@ bawer this won't work out.
as it will give -6000:00 , 5000:00
I need -60:00 for 6000 and 50:00 for 5000

@tosse I have many values in that table, i gave 4 values as an example..
how to change your query in that case?
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Author Commented:
@ tosse I found the way from your query, thanks.
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Author Commented:
Thank you :)
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