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Hi,

Can someone explain this to me? I have a column that have some values that contain '$' making it a string. I am running it through an etl and using str to digit while also trying to keep it a floating point value. My formula is

LONG(STR_DIGITS(TRL_MISC3))

However its taking some values like this

and outputting them like this


What might be the cause of this?

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  • MichelleH
    MichelleH Coach
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    @ColinHaze The STR_DIGITS function removes all non-digit characters, including decimal points. If dollar signs are your only issue, then I would use this function instead so that it only removes the dollar sign character:

    CAST(TRIM(REPLACE(TRL_MISC3,'$','')) as float)
    

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  • MichelleH
    MichelleH Coach
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    @ColinHaze The STR_DIGITS function removes all non-digit characters, including decimal points. If dollar signs are your only issue, then I would use this function instead so that it only removes the dollar sign character:

    CAST(TRIM(REPLACE(TRL_MISC3,'$','')) as float)