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How to replace a decimal value with spaces

 
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mahesh pillai

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:13 pm    Post subject: How to replace a decimal value with spaces
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Hi Friends,

I have to extract a report from one of the database table. I have an issue with one of the column which is having a decimal value.

The user wants that if the value of this field is '0' then it should be reflected as 'SPACES' in the final report.

The datatype of this column is DECIMAL(9,2). I tried converting this column to character first using CHAR function and then trying to REPLACE the values but in vain. I am creating the report using the STRIP function and tried using the belwo query:

STRIP(CHAR(REPLACE(COLUMN NAME,'0.00',' ')))
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:10 am    Post subject:
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Why not do it in your program instead of your SQL?
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mahesh pillai

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:48 am    Post subject:
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The user doesn't want us to write a new program but to do it via queries.
We don't have funding for the same.
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Marso

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:21 pm    Post subject:
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This almost work:
Code:
CASE WHEN YourColumn = 0
  THEN ' '
  ELSE CAST(YourColumn AS CHAR(12))
END


I say almost because numbers become left justified and "0.5" shows as ".5"
but it's a start...
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mahesh pillai

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 3:33 pm    Post subject:
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Hi Marso,

Thanks a lot for your help here. This has worked perfectly fine and report output is as expected.

Thanks again.
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