How To Convert Characters to Numbers

Q

How To Convert Characters to Numbers? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics

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A

You can convert characters to numbers by using the TO_NUMBER() function as shown in the following examples:

SELECT TO_NUMBER('4123.4570') FROM DUAL
4123.457

SELECT TO_NUMBER('     $4,123.46','$9,999,999.99') FROM DUAL
4123.46

SELECT TO_NUMBER(' -4.12E+03') FROM DUAL
-4120

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