Concatenating a numeric field with a varchar field

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'
so SELECT convert(varchar(50), YourIntColumn) + YourVarcharColumn will give you what you are looking for. It should anyway.
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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