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  1. #1
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    How do i display the following:

    select count(*) from student;

    count(*)
    --------
    12345

    but i would like to display the result like this,like adding "*" before the result.

    count(*)
    -------
    *12345

    how do i do that

    Pls help

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    SELECT '*' || TO_CHAR(COUNT(*)) FROM student;
    Jurij Modic
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    thanks

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    A very strange requirement!

    If you're really looking at padding out a field with *'s (as is done on cheques) then look at LPAD.

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