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TO_BINARY_FLOAT

The TO_BINARY_FLOAT function converts a text or numeric expression to a SHORTDECIMAL numeric expression.

Return Value

SHORTDECIMAL

Syntax

TO_BINARY_FLOAT(expr [, fmt [, nlsparam ] ])

Parameters

expr

A text or a numeric expression. When expr is a text expression, the function converts the following case-insensitive values to particular values:

  • INF to positive infinity

  • -INF to negative infinity

  • NaN to NaN (not a number)

fmt

A text expression that specifies a number format model. This argument is valid only when expr is a text expression.

See also:

"Number Format Models" in Oracle Database SQL Language Reference.

The default number format model uses the decimal and thousands group markers identified by NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS.

Note:

You cannot use a floating-point number format element (F, f, D, or d) in a text expression.
nlsparams

A text expression that specifies how the function uses the thousands group marker, decimal marker, and currency symbols when converting a text expression. This argument is valid only when expr is a text expression. This expression contains one or more of the following parameters, separated by commas:

NLS_CURRENCY symbol 

NLS_ISO_CURRENCY territory 

NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS dg