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Hi folks,

i have a proxy server logging to MMSSQL table.  i want to summarise the traffic each day to total per IP address.  i use this stored proc:

CREATE PROCEDURE update_TrafficLog @day int = 0

AS

insert into TrafficLog
select clientIP, convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, logtime,101),101), sum(bytessent) as bytesDelivered, 'proxy', 'proxy', newid()
from mspSrvLog
where logtime < convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, dateadd(d, -@day, getdate()),101),101) and logtime >= convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, dateadd(d, -1-@day, getdate()),101),101)
group by clientIP, convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, logtime,101),101)

delete mspsrvlog where logtime < convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, dateadd(d, -1-@day, getdate()),101),101)
GO

the column 'bytessent' is type int

the destimation column for sum(bytessent) is type bigint.

but sometimes this happens when i run the storedproc above:

Server: Msg 8115, Level 16, State 2, Procedure update_TrafficLog, Line 5
Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type int.
The statement has been terminated.

(0 row(s) affected)

- i assume that this is caused by the statement sum(bytessent) evaluating to a value greater than max INT - which being 2,147,483,647 is only 2.15GB, and not unlikely that this much data would be delivered to one address in a given day....

so how can i evaluate the sum(bytessent) as bigint?

cheers!


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try the following

insert into TrafficLog
select clientIP, convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, logtime,101),101), sum( convert(numeric,bytessent)) as bytesDelivered,
'proxy', 'proxy', newid()
from mspSrvLog
where logtime < convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, dateadd(d, -@day, getdate()),101),101) and logtime
>= convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, dateadd(d, -1-@day, getdate()),101),101)
group by clientIP, convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, logtime,101),101)

delete mspsrvlog where logtime < convert(smalldatetime,convert(char, dateadd(d, -1-@day, getdate()),101),101)
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by:meverest
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thanks for that.  the convert function did the trick - but i chose to convert to bigint....  is there some advantage for using numeric datatype?

regards.
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