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Select Decimal

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azzamein
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On an SQL 2005 Server I have a table column filled with float values. What I want to do is sum up only the decimal portion of each value. For example, for the values:



160.2

100

79.5



The sum would be .7 (.5 + .2)



My problem is that I am told Decimal is not a valid function, and I really don't want to have to loop through each value in code to pull out/add the decimals.



Is there a way to do this in SQL 2005?
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Just use Round function







IF NOT OBJECT_ID('ANDRETEST') IS NULL

DROP TABLE ANDRETEST

GO



CREATE TABLE ANDRETEST

(

F1 FLOAT,

F2 CHAR(10)

)

GO





INSERT INTO ANDRETEST ( F1, F2 ) VALUES ( 160.2,'TEST')

INSERT INTO ANDRETEST ( F1, F2 ) VALUES ( 100,'TEST')

INSERT INTO ANDRETEST ( F1, F2 ) VALUES ( 79.5,'TEST')







SELECT ROUND(SUM(F1 - ROUND( F1, 0, 1)), 1) AS TEST FROM ANDRETEST



IF NOT OBJECT_ID('ANDRETEST') IS NULL

DROP TABLE ANDRETEST

GO
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You cound try something like:



create table #junk (

float_to_add float NOT NULL)

go

insert #junk(float_to_add) values (1.1104)

insert #junk(float_to_add) values (1.222)

insert #junk(float_to_add) values (1.32)

insert #junk(float_to_add) values (1.41)

insert #junk(float_to_add) values (1.52)

insert #junk(float_to_add) values (1.66)

insert #junk(float_to_add) values (1.71)

go



select float_to_add from #junk

go

select sum(convert(numeric(13,3),float_to_add) % 1.000) from #junk

go



drop table #junk

go





But float is not an exact datatype, it's an approximation, so you may get some unexpected results because a number like 1.3 might actually come out as 1.29999999999.



If the numbers you're storing need definite precision, float may not be the appropriate data type.



And then again, I might be wrong ...
David Webb
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SUM(F1 - ROUND( F1, 0, 1) worked great. Thank you.
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