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Transact-SQL Loses decimals on divide

Posted on 2004-08-08
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Hello,

Why, does 15 / 60 return 0?  For example, in transact-sql, if I execute the query

print 15 / 60

SQL returns 0 instead of 0.25.

I guess it is assuming an Integer datatype for some reason.... how could I fix that?

Thanks!
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jdlambert1 earned 250 total points
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You need to make the numerator a decimal:

DECLARE @num1 decimal(10,5)
SET @num1 = 15
SELECT @num1 / 60
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by:quiTech
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Works great!  Thanks!
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