On Sun, Nov 21, 2004 at 20:10:08 -0500, Tom Lane wrote: > I'm not entirely convinced this is a bug. I get the right answer from > > regression=# select to_number('001,000', '999,999') ; > to_number > ----------- > 1000 > (1 row) > > It's arguable that to_number() should throw an error when the input > doesn't match the format, but right now it doesn't ...
It seems strange to me that to_char(1000,'999,999') works (it returns 1,000), but the reverse doesn't.
I want to convert a formatted number with group separators, but I don't know how many digits it has: should I count the digits myself and adapt the mask (which is a customization and thus entered by the user)?
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