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# Converting number to HEX value, part 2

Is there a piece of PL/SQL or function or group of functions where I can take a number between 1 and 1234567 and convert it into a HEX value?
```    str := upper(str);  /* a-f ==> A-F */
/* determine valid characters for given radix */
valid := 1;
len := length(str);
i := 1;

while (valid !=0) loop
valid := instr(validChars, substr(str, i, 1));
i := i + 1;
end loop;

if (valid=0) then
retval := false;
i := to_number('invalid number');  /* Forces ORA-6502. */
else
retval := true;
end if;

return retval;
end isValidNumStr;

/* This function converts a number into a string in given radix.
Only non-negative integer should be passed as the argument num, and
radix must be a positive integer in [1, 16].
Otherwise, 'ORA-6502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error' is raised.
*/
dividend number;
divisor number;
remainder number(2);
numStr varchar2(2000);
begin
/* NULL NUMBER -> NULL hex string */
if(num is null) then
return null;
elsif (num=0) then  /* special case */
return '0';
end if;

/* invalid number or radix; force ORA-6502: PL/SQL: numeric or value err
*/
if (num<0) or (num!=trunc(num)) or
numStr := to_char(to_number('invalid number'));  /* Forces ORA-6502. */
return numStr;
end if;

dividend := num;

/* the actual conversion loop */
while(dividend != 0) loop
numStr := digitToString(remainder) || numStr;
end loop;

return numStr;

function toBinaryString(num in number) return varchar2 as
begin
end toBinaryString;

function toHexString(num in number) return varchar2 as
begin
end toHexString;

function toOctalString(num in number) return varchar2 as
begin
end toOctalString;

/* The parseInt() function is equivalent to TO_NUMBER() when called
without a radix argument.  This is consistent with what Java does.
*/
function parseInt(s in varchar2) return number as
begin
end parseInt;

/* Converts a string in given radix to a number */
function parseInt(s in varchar2, radix in number) return number as
str varchar2(2000);
len number;
decimalNumber number;
begin
/* NULL hex string -> NULL NUMBER */
if(s is null) then
return null;
end if;

/* Because isValidNumStr() expects a IN OUT parameter, must use an
intermediate variable str.  str will be converted to uppercase
inside isValidNumStr().
*/
str := s;
if (isValidNumStr(str, radix) = false) then
return -1;  /* Never executes because isValidNumStr forced ORA-6502. */
end if;

len := length(str);
decimalNumber := 0;

/* the actual conversion loop */
for i in 1..len loop
decimalNumber := decimalNumber*radix + digitToDecimal(substr(str, i,
1));
end loop;

return decimalNumber;
end parseInt;
end Lang_Integer;
/

grant execute on Lang_Integer to public;
```

This was last published in June 2004

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