Comparing SmallInt and VarChar?

Hi, I want to run the following query:

SELECT ShortName, InsurerID
FROM Insurer
WHERE InsurerID IN (
            SELECT Description
            FROM Accounts
            WHERE AttorneyID = @att)
ORDER BY ShortName

The problem is that InsurerID is datatype SmallInt and Description is datatype VarChar.  These are neccessary differences, so changing the database is out of the question.

How can I cast one into the other to make this query work?

Thanks.
brassmonkeyboyAsked:
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appariCommented:
try


SELECT ShortName, InsurerID
FROM Insurer
WHERE convert(varchar, InsurerID ) IN (
            SELECT Description
            FROM Accounts
            WHERE AttorneyID = @att)
ORDER BY ShortName
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
if possible, use this:

SELECT ShortName, InsurerID
FROM Insurer
WHERE InsurerID IN (
            SELECT cast(Description as int)
            FROM Accounts
            WHERE AttorneyID = @att)
ORDER BY ShortName

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imran_fastCommented:
SELECT ShortName, InsurerID
from insurer
inner join
accounts
on cast(InsurerID as varchar(100)) = description
where attorneyid =@att order by shortName
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brassmonkeyboyAuthor Commented:
Appari, that worked perfectly.  Thank you.

Angel, that didn't work...I'd actually already tried it.  Thank you though!

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