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Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 12:31 PM
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It does as the MSDN says,

ms-help://MS.SQLCC.v9/MS.SQLSVR.v9.en/uas9/html/5193c976-9dcd-459c-abba-8c3c44e7a7f2.htm

ISNUMERIC returns 1 for some characters that are not numbers, such as plus (+), minus (-), and valid currency symbols such as the dollar sign ($). For a complete list of currency symbols.
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Nice question. I particularly liked the inclusion of the string in the final select, so that people could see what was going on.

Surprised by some of the comments - I though everyone would know the what the character codes in the 9 to 13 range represent, I guess some of teh youngsters never needed to know that stuff because (a) modern text handling tools are a bit higher level that some of the old ones and (b) people stopped reading punched tape maybe 30 years ago.


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