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analpatel2008
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good question.

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Simply Nice. :-)

(as the either way the implicit conversion is allowed, it will work if the data in the col is numbers, but one of the row contains the chars so the real char cannot be converted in to number, if the data is number but sitting inside the varchar type then implicit conversion takes care of itself)

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Easy monday question, thanks!


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Easy QOTD to start the week - thanks

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Good, simple, back-to-basics question, thanks

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I do like these easy questions to start the week :-D

Good question, thanks.

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Good question - though I am waiting for the first person to claim that "error, error" should also be considered correct because they executed the code on a server or in a database with a case-sensitive collation.

Too bad that the explanation does not contain a link to the Books Online page that explains why this query fails - after all, from a performance perspective it might make more sense to convert the numeric value to varchar (especially if the search column is also indexed) rather than perform all the varchar values in the table. The reason that a slower approach is chosen is documented here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190309.aspx.


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Thanks - definitely something that most developers should have come across (many times!) in the course of their career but also captures something important about implicit conversion in SQL Server.
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Thanks. I needed an easy one to start me off today.
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