Interesting too is that an empty string does not work for decimal values:
But it again does work for dates:
SELECT CAST('' as datetime)
Ah the wonders of SQL -- "wonder why it does that?!"
SQL DBA,SQL Server MVP(07, 08, 09) Prosecutor James Blackburn, in closing argument in the Fatal Vision murders trial:
If in the future, you should cry a tear, cry one for them [the murder victims]. If in the future, you should say a prayer, say one for them. And if in the future, you should light a candle, light one for them.