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How do I load a char field in text file into a decimal(7,2) field?

How do I load a char field in text file into a decimal(7,2) field?

How do I load a char field in text file into a decimal(7,2) field?

(OP)
I have a file that I'm trying to load into Teradata.  The field is defined as a char(7) in the .layout and I need to load it into a decimal(7,2) field in Teradata.  I thought a definition of (7,2) means 5 digits before and two digits after the decimal.  My data isn't appearing correctly in the table after the load.

example:

the field in the file is 0001567.
in the table it looks like 1567.00  rather than 15.67

Can someone please help?

RE: How do I load a char field in text file into a decimal(7,2) field?

Teradata is looking for the decimal point in your input field, but it's missing.

In MultiLoad/TPump try "cast('0001234' as dec(7,0)) / 100.00" in your DML LABEL.

IMHO you can't do that in FastLoad...

Dieter

RE: How do I load a char field in text file into a decimal(7,2) field?

(OP)
Thanks for the tip.  The DBA looked at it and altered the table and added a format statement on the column in the table.  CHG_BCK_AMT DECIMAL(7,2) FORMAT 'ZZZZ9V99' NOT NULL

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