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Using forward slash "/" in query

Posted on 2006-10-30
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I am trying to update a table using the following query:
update [daily sales totals by account type]
set [date] = mo+'/'+dy+'/'+YR

MO, DY and YR are fields in the table [daily sales totals by account type] and are all int.  [date] is a varchar field.

I am getting the following error:
Server: Msg 245, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Syntax error converting the varchar value '/' to a column of data type int.

I have tried using CAST, CONVERT, & (instead of +), single quotes, double quotes and have not been able to get this one to work.  I am needing a swift kick in the butt - 'cuz I'm sure this one is something simple that I am overlooking...been working on this issue too long...

Can someone please tell me where I am going wrong?

Thanks!

Sean
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Question by:saladart
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update [daily sales totals by account type]
set [date] =cast(mo as varchar(2)) + '/' + cast(dy as varchar(2))  + '/' + cast(YR as varchar(2))
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by:rw3admin
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cause your mo, dy and YR are int
try
set [date] = cast(mo as varchar)+'/'+cast(dy as varchar)+'/'+cast(YR as varchar)
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by:saladart
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See - I knew it was something simple...

Thanks Nightman - you were first to answer...

Sean
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by:Scott Pletcher
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SQL will automatically recognize YYYYMMDD as a valid format, so this is easier to do:

UPDATE [daily sales totals by account type]
SET [date] = yr * 10000 + mo * 100 + dy
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