Returning -ve value in a pattern

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Old 04-23-2012
Returning -ve value in a pattern

Dear Friends,

I need your help once more.
I want to write a simple select as follows

select amount from books
where sr=1234

However, if value of "Amount" is negative then it should print it as follows.

"3000-" and not as "-3000"

Can you help me in this?

Waiting for reply

Last edited by zaxxon; 04-23-2012 at 09:36 AM.. Reason: code tags
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Old 04-23-2012

If your Oracle is 10g or above,

select regexp_replace(amount, '-(.*)','\1-')from books
where sr=1234

# 3  
Old 04-23-2012
No my code is in informix.
However, in informix standard SQL commands work.
So its fine even if you give me SQL statement.
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