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how to pad zero's

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Hello,
How do I get my select to return .500 as opposed to .5?

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convert to char
so if you had .5
select right(left(rtrim(convert (char(20),.5))+'0000000',5),4)
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To leave it as a number so it is easier to work with you can do the following.

declare @test as numeric(18,1)
set @test = .5
select cast(@test as numeric(18,3))
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by:dkfrizzell2
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Are you returning the results in asp?  if so, you could pull if from the database as it is (.5) then just format it to display as you want...

so instead of (where VarMyFloat = .5):
<% Response.Write(VarMyFloat) %>

you could try:

<% Response.Write(FormatNumber(VarMyFloat),3)) %>

which would just tell it to format the number to display out to 3 decimal places.


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