With the scalar functions CHAR or VARCHAR the numeric fields are converted
into characters with decimal point and sign and left adjusted.
If you need the content to be right adjusted you may use something like

Update MyTable
Set MyField = Right(Space(10), VarChar(NumFld), 10);

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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Im Auftrag von Stone, Joel
Gesendet: Friday, 07.9 2012 16:26
An: 'Midrange Systems Technical Discussion'
Betreff: SQL numeric field: edit to an alpha field

Can I use UPDATE in SQL with a JOIN to populate an alpha field in fileA with
a numeric field from fileB and have it edited to drop in a decimal point and


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