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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Atlanta US
    Hi Gurus,
    I have a table with a column set as varchar2(100).
    If I insert into this a value as say 1000 and NOT '1000',
    it still inserts (8i) and I can also select from it without giving the argument in quotes.
    Why does this happen?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    It works because the values with which you are testing are numeric and Oracle is able to perform a type conversion for you.

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