At 05:13 PM 1/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
Is there a function that return a numeric value from character value. I have a char(6) field called FTE that contains " 4531" and I want the number 4531 from this, or more to the point I want FTE/100. Any ideas?



Checked with Support Line and got the following solution:

microsecond(timestamp('1996-01-01-00.00.00.' || datchr))

where datchr is a 6-position character field.

This method is limited to 6 digits. Less than 6 would require padding the character string with leading zeroes. More than 6 would require substringing into 6-position segments and multiplication by 1,000,000, etc.


Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 371-1111 x480

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