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Changing a neg # to a positive when selecting?

Changing a neg # to a positive when selecting?

Changing a neg # to a positive when selecting?

I'm trying to show some data, and for a complicated reason, all of the integers in a particular field are negative. They're converted to positive in the program that uses them, but I'm using a SELECT statement to show the numbers, and I need them to be shown as positives (and realistically I'd love to show a "$" in front of them, but one battle at a time").

I don't have a CLUE how to do this; is there a way to do this in the select? Hopefully somebody here can help.


RE: Changing a neg # to a positive when selecting?

select the_number*-1 from the_table

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