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## how to you make this 44.8730084 into this: 44.8%

 Author Message 99posts SSC Rookie Group: General Forum Members Points: 49 Visits: 22 use a select statement; how do you make this44.8730084into this44.8 %actually doesn't even have to be a percent ( % ) could simplybe a truncate of sorts to appear like this 44.8any help, or direction on this would be great.many thanks Ray K Hall of Fame Group: General Forum Members Points: 3767 Visits: 4645 Go to BOL and look up numeric data types . . . +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+‌Check out my blog at https://pianorayk.wordpress.com/ Ray K Hall of Fame Group: General Forum Members Points: 3767 Visits: 4645 99posts (12/28/2009)use a select statement; how do you make this44.8730084into this44.8 %BTW, 44.873 would round to 44.9, not 44.8 (this is the math guy in me coming out here) . . . +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+‌Check out my blog at https://pianorayk.wordpress.com/ Bru Medishetty SSCrazy Group: General Forum Members Points: 2502 Visits: 1950 Ray is right. You would be getting 44.9 rather than 44.8Start with this.`select ROUND(44.8730084,1) -- gives 44.9000000 as output` Or try this way.`declare @val float;set @val = 44.8730084select ROUND(@val,1,1) -- gives 44.8 as outputselect ROUND(@val,1,0) -- gives 44.9 as output` Bru MedishettyBlog -- LearnSQLWithBruJoin on Facebook Page Facebook.com\LearnSQLWithBru Twitter -- BruMedishetty 99posts SSC Rookie Group: General Forum Members Points: 49 Visits: 22 thanks for the replies... the value i gave was just a sample not the actual results coming out of the query.and it wouldn't be just 'that' value; would be applied to any value returned fromthe 'percent' column.i'm not that great with tsql, but from the looks of it the examples apply to justone value and not the range queried ( forgive me if i misunderstand )any how; what about truncating the 52.2027837 to something like this52.2any ideas?thanks in advance ravi_m_s Valued Member Group: General Forum Members Points: 69 Visits: 24 select substring(cast(44.8730084 as varchar),1,4)+'%' Ray K Hall of Fame Group: General Forum Members Points: 3767 Visits: 4645 Did you read BOL like I suggested? (Not trying to dance around the answer -- just trying to encourage you to look it up and figure it out on your own before asking questions, which is highly encouraged in this forum.)There are a number of data types that will do this for you. For example, try DECIMAL.Try messing with the numbers (including the 4 and 1 in the decimal declaration) in this example in your SQL and see what it does for you . . .`declare @number decimal(4,1)select @number = 10.2436select @number` +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+‌Check out my blog at https://pianorayk.wordpress.com/ GilaMonster SSC Guru Group: General Forum Members Points: 86963 Visits: 45267 ravi_m_s (12/28/2009)select substring(cast(44.8730084 as varchar),1,4)+'%'Why would you want to convert to a varchar just to round a number off? String conversions are expensive operations. Gail ShawMicrosoft Certified Master: SQL Server, MVP, M.Sc (Comp Sci)SQL In The Wild: Discussions on DB performance with occasional diversions into recoverabilityWe walk in the dark places no others will enterWe stand on the bridge and no one may pass 99posts SSC Rookie Group: General Forum Members Points: 49 Visits: 22 is ok... is a very small db.let me see what i can do with these examples.thanks to all! Ray K Hall of Fame Group: General Forum Members Points: 3767 Visits: 4645 If you're trying to convert from a table, try playing with this example:`declare @temp table(thisval float)insert into @temp values (23.61)insert into @temp values (1234.13456143)insert into @temp values (100.00001)insert into @temp values (12.34)insert into @temp values (3.14159)insert into @temp values (10.01)select cast(thisval as decimal(6,2)) from @temp`Note: if I'm not mistaken (and someone correct me if I'm wrong), it's generally not advisable to put a function into a SELECT statement, since it can use processor time. +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+‌Check out my blog at https://pianorayk.wordpress.com/