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  1. #1
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    Jun 2005

    Unanswered: selecting 12 char


    i have oracle database on and i am tring to do following:
    I am trying to selecting the testid(varchar2(20)) and cast(testid as varchar(12)) but i get both column in result same rather than 12345678912100 and need 123456789121

    select testid,test_NAME, cast(testid as varchar(12)) as New_ID from test.test_hrd
    where test_name like '%mc%'

    i get return but both new_ID and testid are same, the testid is 14 character and i need to select 12 in new column?

    how can i do that?

  2. #2
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    Aug 2003
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2004
    Liverpool, NY USA
    select substr(testid,1,12) from my_table;
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