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[SOLVED] convert alpha to integer

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June 07, 2013, 02:07 PM
cs_source
[SOLVED] convert alpha to integer
I seem to have a mental block but can someone assist me on converting an Alpha field into an integer?

i extract data from a source and it can only extract as alpha, i have to remove a character which i did and i'm at the point where i would ned to convert the field to an integer but can't seem to do this. I'm trying to create a define field in the synonym

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June 07, 2013, 02:41 PM
Spence
DEFINE FILE EMPLOYEE
EMPID/I9 = EDIT(EMP_ID);
END
TABLE FILE EMPLOYEE
PRINT EMP_ID AS 'A9 FORMAT'
EMPID AS 'I9 FORMAT'
BY LAST_NAME AS 'LAST NAME'
END


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June 07, 2013, 02:51 PM
Spence
You can add a DEFINE to the synonym.
DEFINE EMPID/I9 = EDIT(EMP_ID); ,$


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June 07, 2013, 03:33 PM
Vivian
All of these things are documented in the WebFOCUS Keysheet Release 8.0.2. It is such a great quick reference guide --- You will save so much time! Why beat your head against the wall, when you can have the answer right at your fingertips. You really should check it out.

Vivian
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June 07, 2013, 04:40 PM
Tony A
CS

Look for the SQL prefix to include SQL functions in synonyms. Works like a dream in passing to RDBMS.

Something like -
DEFINE MYINT/I9 = SQL.SUBSTR(column, 2, 9); $

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June 07, 2013, 05:39 PM
cs_source
Hello Spence,Vivian,Tony,

Thank you for the reply these will really help me and i will certainly look more into the documentation.

Thanks again Smiler


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