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storing a negative numerical value in a field of data type numeric [message #35979] Sun, 28 October 2001 16:41 Go to next message
Laxsun
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Registered: October 2001
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Can I store a negative numerical value (with - sign) in a table field of type numeric, if so how?

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Re: storing a negative numerical value in a field of data type numeric [message #35991 is a reply to message #35979] Mon, 29 October 2001 07:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Todd Barry
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Registered: August 2001
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insert into t (col1) values (-1);

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Re: storing a negative numerical value in a field of data type numeric [message #35994 is a reply to message #35991] Mon, 29 October 2001 08:04 Go to previous message
Laxsun
Messages: 10
Registered: October 2001
Junior Member
Sorry Tod, for asking this silly question,
because I got some problem in loading data
from text file to oracle database using
sql loader. I thought this could be the problem.
The proble is that the number contains "," in it.
Finally I realised that the proble is not with
"-" sign. Yes it is storing the negative values.

I waisted your valuable time.

Thank
Laxsun.

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