## Problem in converting float to varchar

 Author Message aravind-305595 SSC Rookie Group: General Forum Members Points: 37 Visits: 119 The following query truncates the decimal characters when we convert it to varchar.declare @d floatdeclare @d1 floatselect @d = 34343.454select @d1 = 676.1566545select cast (@d as varchar(50)) + CHAR (9) + cast (@d1 as varchar(50))ouput:34343.5 676.157but the required output is:34343.454 676.1566545Can anyone help to find a best solution for this ?Thanks in advance. karthik M SSCrazy Group: General Forum Members Points: 2047 Visits: 2582 I tried the below codedeclare @d floatdeclare @d1 floatselect @d = 34343.454select @d1 = 676.1566545select cast (@d as varchar(50))select cast (@d1 as varchar(50))I got the below output.34343.453999999998676.15665449999995 karthik Madhivanan-208264 Old Hand Group: General Forum Members Points: 337 Visits: 476 aravind (10/21/2008)The following query truncates the decimal characters when we convert it to varchar.declare @d floatdeclare @d1 floatselect @d = 34343.454select @d1 = 676.1566545select cast (@d as varchar(50)) + CHAR (9) + cast (@d1 as varchar(50))ouput:34343.5 676.157but the required output is:34343.454 676.1566545Can anyone help to find a best solution for this ?Thanks in advance.`declare @d floatdeclare @d1 floatselect @d = '34343.454'select @d1 = 676.1566545select cast(cast (@d as decimal(12,3)) as varchar(20)) + CHAR (9) + cast(cast (@d1 as decimal(12,3)) as varchar(20))` MadhivananFailing to plan is Planning to fail Sergiy SSCertifiable Group: General Forum Members Points: 5848 Visits: 11407 aravind (10/21/2008)Can anyone help to find a best solution for this ?Thanks in advance.I can.Simply by opening BOL on related topic. aravind-305595 SSC Rookie Group: General Forum Members Points: 37 Visits: 119 Hi Madi,The output wont be the one I expected. The decimal should not get truncated. Madhivanan-208264 Old Hand Group: General Forum Members Points: 337 Visits: 476 aravind (10/23/2008)Hi Madi,The output wont be the one I expected. The decimal should not get truncated.Here it is`declare @d floatdeclare @d1 floatselect @d = '34343.454'select @d1 = '676.1566545'select cast(cast (@d as decimal(12,3)) as varchar(20)) + CHAR (9) + cast(cast (@d1 as decimal(18,7)) as varchar(20))` MadhivananFailing to plan is Planning to fail

## Permissions

 You can't post new topics. You can't post topic replies. You can't post new polls. You can't post replies to polls. You can't edit your own topics. You can't delete your own topics. You can't edit other topics. You can't delete other topics. You can't edit your own posts. You can't edit other posts. You can't delete your own posts. You can't delete other posts. You can't post events. You can't edit your own events. You can't edit other events. You can't delete your own events. You can't delete other events. You can't send private messages. You can't send emails. You can read topics. You can't vote in polls. You can't upload attachments. You can download attachments. You can't post HTML code. You can't edit HTML code. You can't post IFCode. You can't post JavaScript. You can post emoticons. You can't post or upload images.

##### Select a forum
 SQL Server 2016      SQL Server 2016 - Administration      SQL Server 2016 - Development and T-SQL SQL Server 2014      Administration - SQL Server 2014      Development - SQL Server 2014 SQL Server 2012      SQL 2012 - General      SQL Server 2012 - T-SQL SQL Server vNext      SQL Server 14 - Administration      SQL Server 14 - Development SQL Server 2008      SQL Server 2008 - General      T-SQL (SS2K8)      June 2007 CTP      Working with Oracle      July CTP      SQL Server Newbies      Security (SS2K8)      SQL Server 2008 High Availability      SQL Server 2008 Administration      Data Corruption (SS2K8 / SS2K8 R2)      SQL Server 2008 Performance Tuning Cloud Computing      SQL Azure - Development      SQL Azure - Administration      Amazon AWS and other cloud vendors      General Cloud Computing Questions Reporting Services      Reporting Services      Reporting Services 2005 Administration      Reporting Services 2005 Development      Reporting Services 2008/R2 Administration      Reporting Services 2008 Development      SSRS 2012      SSRS 2014      SSRS 2016 Programming      Connecting      General      SMO/RMO/DMO      XML      Service Broker      Powershell      Testing      TFS/Data Dude/DBPro      SSDT      Continuous Integration, Deployment, and Delivery      R Services and R Language Data Warehousing      Integration Services      Strategies and Ideas      Analysis Services      Data Transformation Services (DTS)      Performance Point      Data Mining      PowerPivot      R language      Machine Learning Database Design      Disaster Recovery      Design Ideas and Questions      Relational Theory      Hardware      Virtualization SQLServerCentral.com      Anything that is NOT about SQL!      Contests!      Editorials      SQLServerCentral.com Announcements      SQLServerCentral.com Website Issues      Suggestions      Tag Issues with Content      Podcast Feedback      SQLServerCentral.com Test Forum      Articles Requested SQL Server 2005      Administering      Backups      Business Intelligence      CLR Integration and Programming.      Data Corruption      Development      Working with Oracle      SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition      SQL Server 2005 General Discussion      SQL Server 2005 Security      SQL Server 2005 Strategies      SS2K5 Replication      SQL Server Express      SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning      SQL Server 2005 Integration Services      T-SQL (SS2K5)      SQL Server Newbies SQL Server 7,2000      Administration      Backups      Data Corruption      General      Globalization      In The Enterprise      Working with Oracle      Security      Strategies      SQL Server Newbies      Service Packs      SQL Server CE      Performance Tuning      Replication      Sarbanes-Oxley      T-SQL      SQL Server Agent SQL Server and other platforms      MySQL      Oracle      PostgreSQL      DB2      SQL Server and Sharepoint Older Versions of SQL (v6.5, v6.0, v4.2)      Older Versions of SQL (v6.5, v6.0, v4.2) Career      Certification      Employers and Employees      Events      Job Postings      Resumes and Job Hunters      Presentations and Speaking      Retired Members Testing Center      Question of the Day (QOD)      SQL Server Security Skills Microsoft Access      Microsoft Access Products and Books      Third Party Products         Extreme Technologies.         Innovartis         Embarcadero         SQL Sentry         Sonasoft         SQLCentric         Golden Gate Software         Idera         Red Gate Software         Lumigent         Quest Software         ApexSQL         CA      Discussions about Books         Discuss DTS Books          Discuss SQL Server 2000 Books         Discuss SQL Server 7.0 Books         Discuss Data Warehousing Books          Discuss T-SQL Books          Discuss Programming Books          Discuss XML Books  Notification Services      Administration Article Discussions Future Versions      SQL 12