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How do I fix divide by zero error message?

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I'm using the following formula to create a new column and I'm getting an error message that says 'Divide by zero error encountered'.  How do i fix this?

cast((rate/quantity) as numeric (9,2)) PerRate

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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simple CASE syntax:
cast( CASE WHEN quantity = 0 THEN 0 ELSE rate/quantity END as numeric (9,2)) PerRate

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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Hello vsllc,


case when quantity >o then cast((rate/quantity) as numeric (9,2))    else 0  end PerRate


GOD BLESS,

Aneesh R.
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