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TextToDecimal

SUMMARY:This UDF script takes a text value(nvarchar) and returns a decimal(18,6) number. If the text value can't be interpreted as numeric, the UDF returns NULL.-----------------------------------------------USAGE: SET @MyDecimal = dbo.TextToDecimal('-$123,456.73')@MyDecimal will now be -123456.730000SET @MyDecimal = dbo.TextToDecimal('-$123,4560.73') --bad number format@MyDecimal will now be NULL------------------------------------------------------DESCRIPTION:The ISNUMERIC function incorrectly returns 1 (True) for many non-numeric text values. Even […]

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2005-11-02 (first published: )

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