Re: changing a column type

Most probably because the internal representation of Number datatype is
muuuuuuuch different than that of char and varchar2. You can get some
insight for example here
Gints Plivna

2012/6/1 Lange, Kevin G <kevin.lange@xxxxxxxxxx>

> And to me, that's the strange thing.
> I can see allowing Character to varchar2.
> I can also see not allowing Character to Numeric.
> But why not allowing Numeric to Character ?


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