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Subj:   CHAR to NUMERIC Conversion
 
From:   Anomy Anom

<-- Anonymously Posted: Friday, November 07, 2003 03:55 -->

I was wondering how do whitespaces ' ' get converted to ZERO while inserting into a numeric column.

I believe it should enter NULL in such a case.

I tried this both in ANSI & TERADATA mode.

As a contrast Oracle inserts NULL for such a case.

show table t1;

 *** Text of DDL statement returned.
 *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
CREATE SET TABLE t1 ,NO FALLBACK ,
     NO BEFORE JOURNAL,
     NO AFTER JOURNAL
     (
      a INTEGER)
PRIMARY INDEX ( a );

 BTEQ -- Enter your DBC/SQL request or BTEQ command:
ins t1('     ');

ins t1('     ');

 *** Insert completed. One row added.
 *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.

 BTEQ -- Enter your DBC/SQL request or BTEQ command:
sel * from t1;

sel * from t1;

 *** Query completed. One row found. One column returned.
 *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.

          a
-----------
          0

Thanks & Regards,



     
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