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SSN Format in Oracle

Posted on 2016-09-15
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I'm using the following code to format the ssn#s :
to_char(replace(emp.fica_nbr,'-'),999999999) SSNBR

The only issue is if a ssn# starts with 0, it is being omitted.
How can I adjust the code to capture all numbers, even if the leading one is a 0?
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Question by:metalteck
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What is the TO_CHAR for?  It is already a character field.  You just need to remove the -

replace(emp.fica_nbr,'-') SSNBR
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If you insist on the TO_CHAR, then this would do it, but you are doing a lot of unnecessary conversion.

to_char(to_number(replace(emp.fica_nbr,'-')),'000000000')
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