SQL - Converting Exponential Numbers


I have a db coumn defined as a varchar(50).  Stored in that field are mostly numeric numbers that are being treated as text.  During a backend insertion to the table I now have values such as this:


I know what number that is supposed to represent and I know the backend process put it there, but is there a quick SQL statement I can run on that table to convert that into an easier to read number. Getting the backend process changed will take time, and I'm looking for a quick fix.
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Matthew KellyCommented:
The SQL statement to update the entire table to be in decimal format would be:
UPDATE `tbl` SET `tblField`=convert(convert(`tblField`,decimal),char);

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WaldaIncAuthor Commented:
Sorry I didn't respond sooner. Got caught up in two huge deadlines, blah, blah, blah.

This did work, we ended up changing the backend and running the whole process over.  Thanks for the quick response.
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