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truncation error in sybase ?

Posted on 2004-11-02
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-10-05
hello experts,

I get truncation error when i try to do the following

set nocount on
declare @var1 int,
        @var2 int,
        @var3 numeric(10,2)
select @var1 = 5
select @var2 = 6

select @var3 = @var1/@var2

select @var3


I get a 0 in @var3 and a trucation error occured ..

basically i want to do a @var1/@var2 * 100 (to find out the % )

how can this be done ?

Question by:Sadagopank
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Jan Franek earned 150 total points
ID: 12474330
You need to convert @var1 to some more precise numeric type (eg. numeric(10,2) ) to get rid of 0 and convert whole expresion to the same type to get rid of truncation error:

select @var3 = convert(numeric(10,2),convert(numeric(10,2),@var1)/@var2)

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Expert Comment

by:Jan Franek
ID: 12474338
Other way how to get rid of truncation error:

set arithabort numeric_truncation off
select @var3 = convert(numeric(10,2),@var1)/@var2
set arithabort numeric_truncation on
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Expert Comment

by:Joe Woodhouse
ID: 12478899
Even more simply:

select @var3 = 1.0*@var1/@var2

There is a hierarchy of datatypes. When the expression is just "@var1/@var2", Sybase sees only integers, and assumes you want integer division. By adding the 1.0 at the start of the expression, Sybase understands you're talking about numerics (as numerics take precedence over integers, so the entire expression is "promoted" to a numeric).

Author Comment

ID: 12479557
thanks jan and joe ... the solution worked just fine.


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