Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:06:23 -0000
Anyone had to convert an exponential number to a proper decimal number ?
Ive got a varchar2 field which holds an exponential number as a string and need to get it out as a real number....
select popularity from lee1;
I would have thought a simple
select to_number(popularity) from lee1;
would work but it returns exactly the same.
I know I can format it in SQL*Plus but this is actually part of an application and I need to update a table with the numeric value of the exponential string.
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