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danimaltex 8 posts Joined 10/14
27 Oct 2014
Casting integers....

OK.... i can't seem to get this to work... im doing an insert on a table and i want to move a VARCHAR into a INT. I'm trying to CAST it, but its not working... any ideas?
The receiving table is set up to receive as an int..
Any help is appreciated

Thanks, Dan
dnoeth 4628 posts Joined 11/04
27 Oct 2014

Hi Dan,
my crystal ball is "not working", too.
What doesn't work, is there an error message?


danimaltex 8 posts Joined 10/14
27 Oct 2014

Hi Dieter - 
I just cant figure out how to successfully cast a VARCHAR(5) into a INT field through a select. 

SELECT BlgProdInstID, AcctID, DataSrcTypeCd, 


CAST(BlgPrdSvcCd as int), 



BlgPrdInstallCnt, SbscrSvcCntInd, RetailAmt, PrcBeforeDiscount,

PrcAfterDiscount, CustDiscountAmt, DiscountAmt, MultiCharge,

ItemType, MSOSvcCd, 

FROM Table


The error i get is that there is a bad character in the format or data....


ulrich 816 posts Joined 09/09
27 Oct 2014

but this means that at least one row contains a value which can't be converted into an integer.
Which version are you on?

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Raja_KT 1246 posts Joined 07/09
27 Oct 2014

Do you mean?
CAST(BlgPrdSvcCd as integer) and not as CAST(BlgPrdSvcCd as int)

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