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How to remove the triling zeros and balnks

 
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prasanth_urs

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:15 pm    Post subject: How to remove the triling zeros and balnks
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Hi all,

Is there any function to remove the trailing zeros or blanks from a numeric filed.

For eg:-
A = 1067000000


I need to format A to B such a way that B should contain 1067 only.

Please let me know ASAP.

Many Thanks in advance.
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enrico-sorichetti

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: How to remove the triling zeros and balnks
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Just a philosophical remark ....

usually in numbers trailing zeros have some meaning;

are You treating them as plain strings or You want to keep them as numbers,

just a curiosity

regards


P.S.
It happened quite often during my career as consultant that asking this kind of apparently "off topic" questio helped to clarify the issue being discussed
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prasanth_urs

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:31 am    Post subject: Re: How to remove the triling zeros and balnks
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Hi ,

I got your point. But i need to remove the trailing zeros to make it in a different format.

If you know how to remove this,please let me know.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:25 pm    Post subject:
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Reference modification and single byte testing from rear to front.
The intrinsic function REVERSE and maybe NUMVAL or examine replacing.
A simple move.
Byte-wise data manipulation is not that hard.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject:
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Hello,

Will the fieldA always have the same number of trailing zeros?

If it does, you could divide by the appropriate power of 10 and get the result you want. In your example, a divide by 1000000 (if i counted zeros correctly icon_smile.gif ) would get the 1067.
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