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Convert nvarchar to int in SQL

Posted on 2008-06-11
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Hi Experts,
I would like to convert "005000000000" currently in varchar(12) into just show "5000000000", tried to convert into int but has the following error

"Msg 248, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
The conversion of the varchar value '005000000000' overflowed an int column. Maximum integer value exceeded."

Reason not using substring function is the value will always change so substring wont work =\

Please kindly assist
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by:brad2575
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The number is too long for an int, you can try a long data type (instead of int).  

note:  I have not confirmed that "long" is a data type in MYSQL but it would be something like that, if not "long" then "number".
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by:Ray Paseur
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You should consider using a DECIMAL field, however a BIGINT field might do the trick.
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The largest integer column type in MySQL is bigint.  If you will never have negative numbers then you may want to use unsigned bigint.


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