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Oracle and Numbers (Currency)

Posted on 2012-04-06
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I am importing data from a csv that has numbers with currency. I am importing the columns as a number field but once the data is imported it is rounded off..

everything that is 0.50 becomes 1

should i be importing this data as varchar? it is going to be dealing with purely numbers with decimal places, i may need to end up with a number like 91.242879
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OP_Zaharin earned 500 total points
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- you can use the datatype Number with 2 precision such as Number(7,2).

- then when importing format the currency data using to_number as follow:
to_number(replace(x,' '),'L999,999,999.99')
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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What tool are you using to import the data?

By default Oracle numbers can handle decimals without rounding:

SQL> create table tab1(col1 number);

Table created.

SQL> insert into tab1 values(1.23456789);

1 row created.

SQL> select * from tab1;

      COL1
----------
1.23456789

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by:MikeOM_DBA
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You could use a regular expression in your control file something like this:
...Etc...
numcolx     "REGEXP_REPLACE( :numcolx, '([:ALPHA:]|[,])', '' )".
...Etc...

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by:Wasim Akram Shaik
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I think, this might be the problem within tool( generally people use excel) to open csv file) itself, unless you specify explicitly oracle won't round it off for you(as mentioned in comment http:a#37816610)

try to format in the tool(assuming excel) to see whether the column is formatted as to specify the nearest integer ..!!!
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