You already have a true whole number function and it works well. The only problem is with how you tested it... you've passed a numeric value to the function and +6 is not a naturally occuring numeric. The "+" is nothing more than a formatting symbol in this case.
Any conversion from +6 without single quotes to a varchar whether in your function or not, will result in just a '6'. Further, no natural numeric datatype will actually store the "+" sign so, if it's a number, you don't have to worry about testing for a plus sign.
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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