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using Cint to convert text field to numeric in WHERE clause

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I have a postcode/ZIP field in a table, which is set to text. I need to perform queries that compare this field against a number. I cant change the database schema to set the field value to number, because it requires too many forms to be updated.

Are there any conversion functions, compatible with MS Access/SQL server ?

Ive tried using :-

SELECT tbl_Delegates.ClientID, CLng(Value1) AS Postcode
FROM tbl_Delegates

But this does not seem to work.

Any ideas?
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by:BozzoCage
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Didn't tested, but try using Val function (..., Val(value1) AS ...).
But... isn't every query result in TEXT (and auto-converted to required format when needed)?
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Hmm.. just tested:

SELECT *
FROM years, bla
where val(years.my_year_str)=bla.my_year_num;


my_year_str - string containing year
my_year_num - number containing year
But... also works when I try CLng instead of Val.
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by:BozzoCage
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Jikes... I was testing in access, not SQLServer. Just tested on server and found out that neither one works (val or clng), so... my answers were useless.
Sorry...
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Examples from "SQL Server books online". That is definitely what you want.

SELECT CAST(title AS char(50), ytd_sales
FROM titles
WHERE type = 'trad_cook'

or

SELECT title, ytd_sales
FROM titles
WHERE CAST(ytd_sales AS char(20)) LIKE '15%'
    AND type = 'trad_cook'


For example, the result of SELECT CAST(10.6496 AS int) is 10.

So.. you would use   ... cast(field as int)...

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by:missy041598
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Sorry for the delay!
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and why B? Why I didn't get a change to earn A?
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missy.... please let us know if the "B" was chosen in error so we may correct this.  If you found other additional information not provided here and can add value by posting that, it is also appreciated.
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