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Converting this string to integer necessary??

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I have a data value from my SQL database that lists the Age as Text.  When I do the following string in VB , do I need to convert the Age to Integer in thisstatement?

esql = "select Age From frmRegistrationCSW Where Age >= 12
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by:Jim Horn
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>I have a data value from my SQL database that lists the Age as Text.
Someone did a bad job modeling that one.

>to convert the Age to Integer in thisstatement?
There problem here is that since it's a text field, if there is any non-numeric values, it'll error your expression.

Using this assumes that there are no non-numeric values.
WHERE CInt(Age)> 12
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Covering non-numeric values and NULL values, this is probably what you'll need...

select Age From frmRegistrationCSW Where IsNumeric(Age) and Nz(Age, 0) > 12
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by:Jim Horn
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SELECT Age
FROM frmRegistrationCSW
WHERE IsNumeric(Age) And Not IsNull(Age) And Val(Age) > 12

by the way, frmRegistrationCSW is a table?  (a prefix of frm implies form)
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I get CInt is not a built-in recognized name
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The type in the query should match the type in the table:

esql = "select Age From frmRegistrationCSW Where Age >= '12'"

But comparisons will not work as you expect if you try to compare text as if they were numbers,

"20"  is greater then "100" alphabetically.

Make the Age a numeric field and keep your existing sql.
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Yes, it is a table.  Again bad use of terms throughout this program and database.
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