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Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type int

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I am getting the following error below:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server error '80040e57'
Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type int

It is connecting to a MSSQL database using ASP.

strsqlCFG1 = "SELECT TOP 5 tblCustomers.*,tblCustomers.CustID AS CustKey FROM tblCusomers WHERE  tblCustomers.Active='Active' ORDER BY RAND(-(1000*CustID)* " & R & ")"

The error goes away when I remove:
ORDER BY RAND(-(1000*CustID)* " & R & ")"

Any ideas?
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
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Reduce the 1000 to 100 or 10.  An integer value can be only so large and you're exceeding that.
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Thanks !
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Integer data types max out at a little over 2 billion (4 billion possible numbers, 2 billion positive, 2 billion negative).  Make sure whatever you multiply by will NEVER reach that point or you may have this problem randomly again in the future.
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