On Thursday 06 May 2010 07:19:48 Paul Waring wrote: > David Otton wrote: > > On 6 May 2010 11:52, Paul Waring <p...@xk7.net> wrote: > >> If I was designing the system from scratch, that's what I'd do. > >> Unfortunately this is an add-on to a legacy system where currency values > >> are already stored as strings in the database (yes, not ideal I know, > >> but you have to work with what you've got). > > > > I don't know much about your situation, but it does sound like you > > need to fix the root problem. I'd use a decimal type, and lean on the > > database to do the maths. > > As I said, unfortunately it's a legacy system, so I can't just change > the database to use a different type (there are dozens of columns set up > like this, with thousands of values already set).
Would It be possible to write a script to extract everything from that database and insert it into a database with the correct columns and values, then all you would need to do is change the db connection information. -- Blessings, David M. -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php