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Concatenating a numeric field with a varchar field

Posted on 2004-11-26
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I am trying to concatenate a numeric field with a varchar field in a view.  If I use the & sign or the + sign I get an error.  Is there a way to concatenate them or change the number field to a text field?


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select convert(varchar(50), 1) + 'hi'
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so SELECT convert(varchar(50), YourIntColumn) + YourVarcharColumn will give you what you are looking for. It should anyway.
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if the numeric is an integer then varchar(10) is sufficient, which will keep your selected column size down...

   generally you need

SELECT coalesce(convert(varchar(10), YourIntColumn),'') + YourVarcharColumn

if the numeric column could be null ...
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Good point with the coalesce, lowfat.. My mind nulled out the possibility of null.

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