Exponential puzzler

From: Robertson Lee - lerobe <Lee.Robertson_at_acxiom.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:06:23 -0000
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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.  

TIA   Lee  

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