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Re: [vox-tech] MySQL: convert char to string [fixed]
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Re: [vox-tech] MySQL: convert char to string [fixed]



on 04.5.26 0:21 PM, Jeff Newmiller at jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us was reported
to have writen:

> On Wed, 26 May 2004, Dylan Beaudette wrote:
> 
>> Hi everyone!
>> 
>> quick MySQL question...
>> 
>> is there any clean way (in the SQL itself) to convert an integer to a
>> string in MySQL prior to 4.1?
>> 
>> for example: select to_char(int_column) as this_used_to_be_an_int
> 
> select concat(int_column) as this_used_to_be_an_int
> 
> With implicit casts, I guess the MySQL people figured there wasn't much
> point in providing explicit casts, until demand changed their minds.

Perfect! this did the trick!!

thanks !!

Dylan

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