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Sybase query - handling negative numbers

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We have a program that is needs to amounts into character strings for output, but it needs to handle negative numbers and does not.
This is the current piece of the SQL query being ran  “PAID_AMOUNT = convert(char(11),PAID_AMOUNT), “


How might we show the output with a negative number?

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Question by:garyinmiami2003
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You can use str function instead of convert:

http://infocenter.sybase.com/help/index.jsp?topic=/com.sybase.help.ase_15.0.blocks/html/blocks/blocks101.htm

str

Description:
Returns the character equivalent of the specified number.

Syntax:
str(approx_numeric [, length [, decimal] ])

Parameters

approx_numeric

    is any approximate numeric (float, real, or double precision) column name, variable, or constant expression.

length

    sets the number of characters to be returned (including the decimal point, all digits to the right and left of the decimal point, and blanks). The default is 10.

decimal

    sets the number of decimal digits to be returned. The default is 0.

Example:

select str(-12345, 6)
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-12345
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