Arithmetic

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  • Nice, easy question to end the week on, thanks Junior

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  • So why is it that with all the Implicit conversions that SQL can do, something, that to me seems so simple, has never been made addressed ?

  • Thanks - tricky question for me, but I learned something.

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  • Budd - Friday, June 22, 2018 6:58 AM

    So why is it that with all the Implicit conversions that SQL can do, something, that to me seems so simple, has never been made addressed ?

    This has nothing to do with implicit conversions. This is assigning a value to a type larger that it allows. If this were a column, you should have to implicitly change the column definition, that's just a recipe for disaster.

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  • webrunner - Friday, June 22, 2018 8:42 AM

    Thanks - tricky question for me, but I learned something.

    - webrunner

    Many times, what I learn from the QotD is to slow down and pay attention to the details.  This question is a good example.  I scanned it & didn't connect the details in the declaration and the assignment.  I could blame the absence of caffeine in my system, but the real problem is my lack of attention to detail.
    Thanks for the question, Junior.

  • What does the SSMS version have to do with the question.

    I mean it is a good question, requiring attention to detail but the SSMS version is totally unrelated.

  • Ray Herring - Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:11 AM

    What does the SSMS version have to do with the question.

    I mean it is a good question, requiring attention to detail but the SSMS version is totally unrelated.

    We see it all the time, magicians, politicians and IT consultants throwing in unrelated things 😀
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