How to Make Squirrel SQL Output Not Show Commas in Numbers
If you’ve ever wondered how to make squirrel-sql output not include commas in numbers, you’re not alone. This common issue plagues many people who use the SQL-based database. If you want to get rid of commas in the number output, you should first understand what these characters mean. In addition to knowing the commas’ function, you should be aware of the data type of each result.
If you’re working in Squirrel SQL and don’t want the results to contain commas, you can use a few tricks. You can also limit the number of rows Squirrel reads. To limit the number of rows, go to Object view > “Row Count.”
Limit cell edit WHERE clause size
If you are writing queries and have a large table or columns, you might want to limit the size of the WHERE clause to keep the query short. In order to limit the size, check the “Row Count” checkbox in Object view. If you do not want to limit the number of rows read, you can use the “Contents – Limit rows” checkbox. Otherwise, Squirrel will attempt to read the entire table and display the results.
You can also change the data type of a cell to be nullable. This means that if you change the cell type to VARCHAR, it will become nullable, and the first character of the data will be replaced by null. This will make the query much smaller. But there are specialized features that you can use with this query. We’ll cover these later in the article.
Using CROSS APPLY to call a function over a table column
In this article, I’ll cover how to use the CROSS APPLY operator to call a function over a table-column. It’s a common problem, so let’s look at an example. Suppose you’re trying to find books by author. You’d pass the id of the author’s book to the fnGetBooksByAuthorId function. The result will be the rows from the Book table with corresponding author ids. The CROSS APPLY operator will join the result with the author’s table, and will return all the records where there is a match in the function.
If the table has many rows, you can use this to limit the number of rows read. Otherwise, your application may fail to update the DB. You can also specify the number of rows to read by using the “Contents – Limit rows” entry on the Object view. Otherwise, Squirrel will attempt to read the entire table.
Using auxiliary mark and sweep garbage collector
Squirrel uses an implicit delegation mechanism in its tables. Every table can have a parent, so that any child with a non-slot index will automatically be referred to the parent. Tables can get their delegate through the built-in method table.getdelegate(). The following code snippet creates a table with a “new slot” operator.
In Squirrel, the data type userdata is supported, allowing the host application to insert arbitrary data chunks into the Squirrel value. This feature is also called “Squirrel’s atomic” and “atomic” data types. In addition to userdata, Squirrel can support “single-line comments” using the character #.
Squirrel has several functions for fetching and pushing data. The default delegate contains a list of functions. This function compares two values from the stack and returns the relation between them. The auxiliary mark and sweep garbage collector can also be used to make squirrel sql output not show commas in numbers. However, commas can also appear in numbers if you do not want them to appear in the output.
How do you make squirrel sql output not show commas in numbers?
By changing the decimal separator in the preferences menu to a different character such as a period.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.