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How to concatenate literal expression with other fields in T-SQL

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I'm trying to cancatenate the following: a float field truncated to an int, combined with the literal string ' miles' to form the aliased varchar field distance, but getting a casting exception

t-sql line:
CAST(CAST(z.distance AS INT) +  ' miles' AS varchar(9))AS distance

exception:
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Syntax error converting the varchar value 'miles' to a column of data type int.

Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
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Question by:LloydMc
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by:Lori99
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Try this:

convert(varchar(10),cast(distance as int)) + ' miles' as distance
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This should work
CAST(CAST(z.distance AS INT) AS varchar(9) +  ' miles' AS distance
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