## What does TRUNC do in PostgreSQL?

The PostgreSQL TRUNC() function returns the same numeric data type as the first argument if the second argument is not specified. Otherwise, the function returns a numeric value if both arguments are used.

## What does TRUNC function do?

TRUNC removes the fractional part of the number. INT rounds numbers down to the nearest integer based on the value of the fractional part of the number. INT and TRUNC are different only when using negative numbers: TRUNC(-4.3) returns -4, but INT(-4.3) returns -5 because -5 is the lower number.

**How do you truncate a table in PostgreSQL?**

Use the TRUNCATE TABLE statement to delete all data from a large table. Use the CASCADE option to truncate a table and other tables that reference the table via foreign key constraint. The TRUNCATE TABLE does not fire ON DELETE trigger. Instead, it fires the BEFORE TRUNCATE and AFTER TRUNCATE triggers.

**How do I round off value in PostgreSQL?**

The PostgreSQL round() function is used to return the value after rounded a number upto a specific decimal places, provided in the argument.

### What happens if we truncate a table?

TRUNCATE TABLE removes all rows from a table, but the table structure and its columns, constraints, indexes, and so on remain. To remove the table definition in addition to its data, use the DROP TABLE statement.

### What is the difference between truncate and DELETE in PostgreSQL?

‘TRUNCATE’ is a fast operation to quickly clear out huge tables, but ‘DELETE’ is much faster when a table contains just a handful of rows. This is why our tests saw such a significant speed improvement by the change: each test only inserts a handful of rows.

**What is TRUNC () in SQL?**

The TRUNC function replaces the value of its first argument with another value that has a smaller precision or the same precision. The TRUNCATE statement deletes all of the rows from a database table, without dropping the table schema.

**What is the syntax for TRUNC function?**

The syntax of TRUNC in Excel is TRUNC(number,num_digits). This function truncates a number to the specified number of digits. For example, TRUNC(123.456,2) returns 123.

#### How do I truncate a string?

Truncate the string (first argument) if it is longer than the given maximum string length (second argument) and return the truncated string with a ending. The inserted three dots at the end should also add to the string length.

#### How do you round a number to the nearest ten in SQL?

SQL Server ROUND() Function

The ROUND() function rounds a number to a specified number of decimal places. Tip: Also look at the FLOOR() and CEILING() functions.

**What is decimal data type in PostgreSQL?**

The DECIMAL and NUMERIC data types are equivalent in PostgreSQL. Both of them have a variable storage size, i.e. the storage size depends on the number of digits contained. As opposed to INTEGER and BIGINT data types that can store only whole numbers, the DECIMAL and NUMERIC data types can store rational numbers.

**Which is better truncate or delete?**

TRUNCATE is faster than DELETE , as it doesn’t scan every record before removing it. TRUNCATE TABLE locks the whole table to remove data from a table; thus, this command also uses less transaction space than DELETE . Unlike DELETE , TRUNCATE does not return the number of rows deleted from the table.

## When to use truncate vs delete?

The delete statement is used to remove single or multiple records from an existing table depending on the specified condition. The truncate command removes the complete data from an existing table but not the table itself. It preserves the table structure or schema.

## Why TRUNCATE is better than delete?

**Why TRUNCATE is faster than drop?**

TRUNCATE is a DDL(Data Definition Language) command. It is used to delete all the tuples from the table. Like the DROP command, the TRUNCATE command also does not contain a WHERE clause. The TRUNCATE command is faster than both the DROP and the DELETE command.

**What is the return value of TRUNC ()?**

trunc() method returns the truncated integer part of a number. Note: This method will NOT round the number up/down to the nearest integer, but simply remove the decimals.

### How do I TRUNC a number in SQL?

Overview of SQL TRUNCATE() function

The TRUNCATE() function returns n truncated to d decimal places. If you skip d , then n is truncated to 0 decimal places. If d is a negative number, the function truncates the number n to d digits left to the decimal point. The TRUNCATE() function is supported by MySQL.

### How do you truncate text in SQL?

SQL Server TRIM() Function

The TRIM() function removes the space character OR other specified characters from the start or end of a string. By default, the TRIM() function removes leading and trailing spaces from a string. Note: Also look at the LTRIM() and RTRIM() functions.

**What does it mean to truncate a string?**

Truncation in IT refers to “cutting” something, or removing parts of it to make it shorter. In general, truncation takes a certain object such as a number or text string and reduces it in some way, which makes it less resources to store.

**What is TRUNCATE function in SQL?**

The TRUNCATE() function truncates a number to the specified number of decimal places. Note: See also the FLOOR(), CEIL(), CEILING(), and ROUND() functions.

#### How do I TRUNCATE to two decimal places in SQL?

Using TRUNCATE() function with a negative number of decimal places. In this example, the number of decimal places is, therefore, -2 the TRUNCATE() function truncated two digits left to the decimal points.

#### What is float in PostgreSQL?

In PostgreSQL there are three main types of floating-point numbers: float(n): is a floating-point number whose precision is at least, n, up to a maximum of 8 bytes. real: is a 4-byte floating-point number. numeric or numeric(p,s): is a real number with p digits with s number after the decimal point.

**What is the difference between numeric and decimal in PostgreSQL?**

The DECIMAL and NUMERIC data types are equivalent in PostgreSQL. Both of them have a variable storage size, i.e. the storage size depends on the number of digits contained.

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Decimal Data Types: DECIMAL vs. NUMERIC.

NUMERIC(precision, scale) | DECIMAL(precision, scale) |
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NUMERIC(precision) | DECIMAL (precision) |

NUMERIC | DECIMAL |

**Can we rollback TRUNCATE?**

You cannot ROLLBACK TRUNCATE

Simply, you cannot rollback a transaction if it is already committed but you can do something else to get the data back (or at least some parts of it). When you execute the TRUNCATE statement, your data is still in the MDF file.