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Is there a function in DB2 as400 that masks a string or number?

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Is there a function in DB2 as400 that masks a string or number?
in exemple,
I have the NUMBER= 20120821

I would like a function: masks( NUMBER, '9999-99-99') that returns a string = 2012-08-21

This because I have a field decimal 8,0 (YYYYMMDD, ISO)
and I have to traslate it in a date field

Thanks

Release as400 V5R4M0
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no such function, but you can write it yourself:
select substr(char(your_dec_field),1,4)||'-'||substr(char(your_dec_field),5,2)||';'||substr(char(your_dec_field),7,2)
from your_table
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