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Error converting data type varchar to float


Error converting data type varchar to float

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Is there an easy or best way of overcoming the following error (as messaged):

Error converting data type varchar to float.

It is resulting from a INSERT statement by the way.


I've tried :

SELECT [Col001], [Col002], [Col003], cast([Col004] AS FLOAT), cast([Col005] AS FLOAT), CAST([Col006] AS FLOAT), CAST([Col007] AS FLOAT) FROM [Base_tables_Correlations_B].[dbo].[Result_Males_and_Females_DSRs] WHERE Col005 IS NOT NULL

Also I've used the Convert function without luck.
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Hello,

I tried the following using the explicit conversion.


declare @firstNumber float,
@nbrString varchar(10)

set @nbrString = '123.45'

select @firstNumber = @nbrString

select @firstNumber

Result:
-----------------------------------------------------
123.45

(1 row(s) affected)

Maybe I'm missing something in your question...?

Please advise.

Thanks,

Terry

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It would help if you could provide us with some sample data. This article will help you put together wjat we need to help you better:

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/articles/Best+Practices/61537/

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