abraralum New User Joined: 19 Dec 2010 Posts: 42 Location: Bangalore
From the integer field emp_no = 1234567 89, I am trying to extract 8th digit i.e, in my int field it is value 8.
Through googling .. I got some thing about CAST,right functions.. and coded something like below ..
CAST(RIGHT(CAST(emp_no AS CHAR),1)AS INT)
from table name where emp_no = 123456789.
However this is resulting in below error :
SQLCODE = 445, WARNING: VALUE 123456789 HAS BEEN TRUNCATED
Is it possible to extract nth digit using a query. Please advice .. any pointers will be greatly helpful.[/code]
dbzTHEdinosauer Global Moderator Joined: 20 Oct 2006 Posts: 6968 Location: porcelain throne
suggest using DIGITS and then extract your 8th char with SUBSTR.
instead of googling for a solution,
RTFM (Read The Fine Manual), then you can build your skill-set so that you can answer future classroom exercises.
GuyC Senior Member Joined: 11 Aug 2009 Posts: 1281 Location: Belgium
the behaviour of CHAR() is changing.
It used to give leading zeroes, it wil not in the future
char(integer(12345)) can be '000012345' or '12345'
the eight digit of an integer is thus an ambiguous request.
if you want the "tenths' you could use mod(integer(12345/ 10),10).
jerryte Active User Joined: 29 Oct 2010 Posts: 187 Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Do you want 8th digit from the left or from the right? What if the number is less then 8 digits?
If it is from the left you can use the below
SUBSTR(CHAR(EMP_NO), 8, 1)
This will give you a space if the number is less then 8 digits
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