converting integer field into money

Posted on 2008-10-06
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I'm converting a data file that has a fee field with no decimals. I need to cast this field as money but I'm stuck on how to proceed with this.


data field = 25557
want to to convert it to show 255.57
Question by:jorbroni
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select cast(datafield as numeric(10,2)/100
from YourTable
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or perhaps this, depending upon your db engine:

select convert(numeric(10,2), yourDataField)/100
from YourTable

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I get the following error

Arithmetic overflow error converting varchar to data type numeric.
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BrandonGalderisi earned 250 total points
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Well 10,2 was just a starting point.  If you have greater than 8 digits to the left (>99 million) then you need to expand your data type beyond 10,2.

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I figured out what I did wrong with your script.

Thanks for your help sir.

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