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 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 11:33 AM
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 use a select statement; how do you make this44.8730084into this44.8 %actually doesn't even have to be a percent ( % ) could simplybe a truncate of sorts to appear like this 44.8any help, or direction on this would be great.many thanks
Post #839530
 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 11:38 AM
 SSCrazy Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Thursday, April 10, 2014 3:12 PM Points: 2,132, Visits: 3,399
 Go to BOL and look up numeric data types . . .
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 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 11:41 AM
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 99posts (12/28/2009)use a select statement; how do you make this44.8730084into this44.8 %BTW, 44.873 would round to 44.9, not 44.8 (this is the math guy in me coming out here) . . .
Post #839535
 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 11:46 AM
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 Ray is right. You would be getting 44.9 rather than 44.8Start with this.`select ROUND(44.8730084,1) -- gives 44.9000000 as output` Or try this way.`declare @val float;set @val = 44.8730084select ROUND(@val,1,1) -- gives 44.8 as outputselect ROUND(@val,1,0) -- gives 44.9 as output` Bru MedishettyBlog -- LearnSQLWithBruJoin on Facebook Page Facebook.com\LearnSQLWithBru Twitter -- BruMedishetty
Post #839540
 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 1:51 PM
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 thanks for the replies... the value i gave was just a sample not the actual results coming out of the query.and it wouldn't be just 'that' value; would be applied to any value returned fromthe 'percent' column.i'm not that great with tsql, but from the looks of it the examples apply to justone value and not the range queried ( forgive me if i misunderstand )any how; what about truncating the 52.2027837 to something like this52.2any ideas?thanks in advance
Post #839576
 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 2:03 PM
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 select substring(cast(44.8730084 as varchar),1,4)+'%'
Post #839581
 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 2:05 PM
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 Did you read BOL like I suggested? (Not trying to dance around the answer -- just trying to encourage you to look it up and figure it out on your own before asking questions, which is highly encouraged in this forum.)There are a number of data types that will do this for you. For example, try DECIMAL.Try messing with the numbers (including the 4 and 1 in the decimal declaration) in this example in your SQL and see what it does for you . . .`declare @number decimal(4,1)select @number = 10.2436select @number`
Post #839583
 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 2:06 PM
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 ravi_m_s (12/28/2009)select substring(cast(44.8730084 as varchar),1,4)+'%'Why would you want to convert to a varchar just to round a number off? String conversions are expensive operations. Gail ShawMicrosoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008, MVPSQL In The Wild: Discussions on DB performance with occasional diversions into recoverabilityWe walk in the dark places no others will enterWe stand on the bridge and no one may pass
Post #839584
 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 2:17 PM
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 is ok... is a very small db.let me see what i can do with these examples.thanks to all!:)
Post #839591
 Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 2:20 PM
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 If you're trying to convert from a table, try playing with this example:`declare @temp table(thisval float)insert into @temp values (23.61)insert into @temp values (1234.13456143)insert into @temp values (100.00001)insert into @temp values (12.34)insert into @temp values (3.14159)insert into @temp values (10.01)select cast(thisval as decimal(6,2)) from @temp`Note: if I'm not mistaken (and someone correct me if I'm wrong), it's generally not advisable to put a function into a SELECT statement, since it can use processor time.
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