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# Tip: Trimming Decimal Places Using TRUNCATE

## See how it is possible to have use cases that result in varying decimal places.

 by Sridhar M S
 Sep 3, 2018

Use cases where we need to have the result with varying decimal places are possible.

You can change the value in the resulting field using the TRUNCATE function.

Consider the following:

Case 1: 2 decimal places

``````SELECT TRUNCATE(122.16464,2) AS VALUE;
where 122.16464 is the value and the 2 is the number of desired decimal places.

+--------+
| VALUE  |
+--------+
| 122.16 |
+--------+``````

Case 2: 1 decimal place

``````SELECT TRUNCATE(122.16464,1) AS VALUE;
where 122.16464 is the value and the 1 is the number of desired decimal places.

+--------+
| VALUE  |
+--------+
| 122.1  |
+--------+``````

Case 3: 0 decimal place

``````SELECT TRUNCATE(122.16464,0) AS VALUE;
where 122.16464 is the value and the 0 is the number of desired decimal places.

+--------+
| VALUE  |
+--------+
|    122 |
+--------+ ``````

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Sridhar M S. is a Java developer from Bangalore, India. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science.
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