DECIMALCHAR

(Read-only) The DECIMALCHAR option is the value specified for the NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS option.

DECIMALCHAR only affects the way Oracle OLAP formats numbers in output. When you format numbers for input, use a period (.) for the decimal marker. To use a different decimal marker, enclose the value in single quotes and use the TO_NUMBER function to convert the value from text to a valid number.

Data Type

ID

Syntax

DECIMALCHAR

Examples

Example 6-18 Identifying the Decimal and Thousands Markers

The statements in this example show the DECIMALCHAR and THOUSANDSCHAR values.

  • The following statement might produce a comma as output.

    SHOW THOUSANDSCHAR
    
  • The following statement might produce a period as output.

    SHOW DECIMALCHAR
    
  • With these values, the following statement might produce the output that follows it.

    SHOW TOTAL(sales)
    63,181,743.50