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ROUND() function doesn't round properly


ROUND() function doesn't round properly

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Hello. I use SQL Server 2005 and I'm calculating the age of patients in the following manner:

DATEDIFF(DAY, birthdate, operationdate)/365.25



The output always seems to be a decimal with 6 decimal digits. The rounding problem arises with border cases like for instance an age of 60.444445. If you round this properly it should result in 60.45 and that should result in 60.5. However, when I use ROUND(60.444445, 1) it results in 60.4!

The problem is that SQL Server seems to ignore the digits after the rounding border. ROUND(60.449999, 1) for instance also results in 60.4. It seems to truncate it 1 position behind the rounding index and starts rounding after that.

I found out that using the ROUND() function repeatedly in the following manner solves the issue but it is a bit ridiculous:

PRINT ROUND(ROUND(ROUND(ROUND(ROUND(60.444445, 5), 4), 3), 2), 1)



Is there any other way to solve this and am I missing something?

Thanks in advance!
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Heres how to calculate an age

select CASE
WHEN dateadd(year, datediff (year, d1, d2), d1) > d2
THEN datediff (year, d1, d2) - 1
ELSE datediff (year, d1, d2)
END as Age



I'll take a look at the rounding issue though...



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I think you are wrong in your assessment of round though,

round(60.444445,1) = 60.4

This
PRINT ROUND(ROUND(ROUND(ROUND(ROUND(60.444445, 5), 4), 3), 2), 1)



works because you are rounding a rounded , rounded, rounded , rounded number (ie the 5 has for want of a better word been cascaded up)



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For some reason that way of rounding was in my head. But I spoke with others about and I think SQL Server does round it correctly yes.
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Dave Ballantyne (10/2/2009)
Heres how to calculate an age

select CASE
WHEN dateadd(year, datediff (year, d1, d2), d1) > d2
THEN datediff (year, d1, d2) - 1
ELSE datediff (year, d1, d2)
END as Age



I'll take a look at the rounding issue though...


That's one of the simplest I've seen. Correctly handles the Feb 29 problem that most other's don't handle, too!

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Cant take the credit for it ...


http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/14267/how-can-i-calculate-someones-age-in-sql-server.html



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Shoot... the link is broken. Thanks anyway, Dave.

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Seems fine now, just a temporary thing i guess.

TBH , its hardly worth the click though :-) simple Q and A



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Hmmmm.... something must be wrong on my end. It keeps giving me a 404 error.

Q & A's are sometimes pretty rich in information like the little date jewel you found.

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DECLARE @Test TABLE (
EmpName VARCHAR(40) ,
BirthDate DATE
);

INSERT INTO @Test ( EmpName , BirthDate
)
VALUES ( '30 Yrs old yesterday' , DATEADD(day , -1 , DATEADD(year , -30 , GETDATE()))
) , ( '30 Yrs old today' , DATEADD(year , -30 , GETDATE())
) , ( '30 Yrs old tomorrow' , DATEADD(day , 1 , DATEADD(year , -30 , GETDATE()))
);

SELECT EmpName , BirthDate ,
CASE
WHEN DATEADD(YY , DATEDIFF(yy , BirthDate , GETDATE()) , BirthDate) < GETDATE()
THEN DATEDIFF(yy , BirthDate , GETDATE())
ELSE DATEDIFF(yy , BirthDate , GETDATE()) - 1
END AS Age
FROM @Test;



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