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Cannot convert a char value to money. The char value has incorrect syntax.

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I have a sp that sends out email and works great.  But today I added a database column to the sp called q1fine that has a set datatype of money on the server, but when I incorporate the column into the sp, I get an error of the following...

Cannot convert a char value to money. The char value has incorrect syntax.

here is the sp..

Any ideas would be very much appreciated!


declare
@Email varchar(100),
@body varchar(max),
@q1 varchar(100),
@q1qty varchar(8),
@q1fine money,
DECLARE  CursorTemplate CURSOR
FAST_FORWARD FOR       
select email,q1,q1qty,q1fine
FROM my_view
OPEN CursorTemplate
FETCH NEXT FROM CursorTemplate
INTO      @Email,@q1,@q1qty,@q1fine
WHILE (@@FETCH_STATUS = 0)
BEGIN

Set @body =
'<html>' + case when @q1 like '%*%' then '<font color="red">' + @q1 + ' ** ' + @q1qty + ' ' + 'Total - ' + @q1fine + '</font>' else @q1 end + '<br>' +'</html>'
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Aneesh Retnakaran earned 500 total points
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You should convert the Money datatype to varchar before adding it to the string


Set @body =
'' + case when @q1 like '%*%' then '' + @q1 + ' ** ' + @q1qty + ' ' + 'Total - ' +CAST( @q1fine  as  varchar(20)  )  + '' else @q1 end + '
' +''
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by:H-SC
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aneeshattingal,

I think that I am on the right path using your suggestion....When I do that, It shows the cents and that is ok but does not show the comma

what I am getting now is 2500.00
I would like to get 2,500.00

any ideas
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by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 24387407
Use (no points please):

CONVERT(varchar(20), @q1fine, 1)
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by:H-SC
ID: 24388549
acperkins,

Perfect!!!
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by:H-SC
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many many thanks
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