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  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Number Datatype

Number Datatype

For flat files, the Integration Service reads data with a Number datatype as it appears in the file. If you want to specify decimal precision and scale, use an Expression transformation to convert number ports to decimal ports. Also enable high precision in the session.
For example, if the flat file contains a 5-digit numeric field called Price, and you want to output the Price as a number with two decimal places, you would set up the following expression:
PRICE / 100
This expression moves the decimal place two digits to the left as shown in the following example:
Number
Return Value
34500
345.00
12340
123.40
23450
234.50


Updated June 25, 2018