Re: changing a column type

  • From: Gints Plivna <gints.plivna@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: kevin.lange@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 23:46:49 +0300

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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