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PostgreSQL String() Function: Fill the maximum and minimum salary with leading asterisks until it is becoming a seven character string


4. Write a query to fill the maximum and minimum salary with leading asterisks whether these two columns does not contain a seven digit number.

Sample Solution:

Code:

SELECT job_id,  LPAD(trim(to_char(max_salary,'9999999')),7,'*') "Max Salary" ,
LPAD(trim(to_char(min_salary,'9999999')),7,'*') "Min Salary" 
FROM jobs;

Sample table: jobs


Output:

pg_exercises=# SELECT job_id,  LPAD(trim(to_char(max_salary,'9999999')),7,'*') "Max Salary" ,
pg_exercises-# LPAD(trim(to_char(min_salary,'9999999')),7,'*') "Min Salary"
pg_exercises-# FROM jobs;
   job_id   | Max Salary | Min Salary
------------+------------+------------
 AD_PRES    | **40000    | **20000
 AD_VP      | **30000    | **15000
 AD_ASST    | ***6000    | ***3000
 FI_MGR     | **16000    | ***8200
 FI_ACCOUNT | ***9000    | ***4200
 AC_MGR     | **16000    | ***8200
 AC_ACCOUNT | ***9000    | ***4200
 SA_MAN     | **20000    | **10000
 SA_REP     | **12000    | ***6000
 PU_MAN     | **15000    | ***8000
 PU_CLERK   | ***5500    | ***2500
 ST_MAN     | ***8500    | ***5500
 ST_CLERK   | ***5000    | ***2000
 SH_CLERK   | ***5500    | ***2500
 IT_PROG    | **10000    | ***4000
 MK_MAN     | **15000    | ***9000
 MK_REP     | ***9000    | ***4000
 HR_REP     | ***9000    | ***4000
 PR_REP     | **10500    | ***4500
(19 rows)

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