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Varchar is invalid for subtract operator

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I am running some code on a sharepoint DB, the Size field is an Integer field but when I try to do calcs on it I get the follwoing error.

Msg 8117, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Operand data type varchar is invalid for subtract operator.
Select

(Select Left(((Sum([Size])*0.0009765625)*0.0009765625), 3) as 'Size combined in MB'

	FROM SharePoint_WSS_Content.dbo.AllDocs Where DirName not like '%/masterpage%'

		and DirName not like '%Reporting Templates%'

		and DirName not like '%/_themes%' 

		and DirName not like '%_catalogs%' 

		and DirName not like '%Style Library%'

		and DirName not like '%/forms%' 

		and DirName not like '%_cts%'

		and DirName not like '%FormServerTemplates%'  

		and DirName not like '%IWConvertedForms%'  

		and DirName not like '%/_t%'

		and DirName not like '%/_w%'

		and leafname not like '%.aspx'

		and leafname not like '%.xsl'

		and leafname not like '%.000'

		and Leafname <> 'Thumbs.db'

		and leafname like '%.%'

		and TimeCreated > convert(char(10), getdate(), 1) 

		and Len(DeleteTransactionId) = 0) - 

(Select Left(((Sum([Size])*0.0009765625)*0.0009765625), 3) as 'Size combined in MB'

FROM SharePoint_WSS_Content.dbo.AllDocs Where DirName not like '%/masterpage%'

		and DirName not like '%Reporting Templates%'

		and DirName not like '%/_themes%' 

		and DirName not like '%_catalogs%' 

		and DirName not like '%Style Library%'

		and DirName not like '%/forms%' 

		and DirName not like '%_cts%'

		and DirName not like '%FormServerTemplates%'  

		and DirName not like '%IWConvertedForms%'  

		and DirName not like '%/_t%'

		and DirName not like '%/_w%'

		and leafname not like '%.aspx'

		and leafname not like '%.xsl'

		and leafname not like '%.000'

		and Leafname <> 'Thumbs.db'

		and leafname like '%.%'

		and TimeLastModified > convert(char(10), getdate(), 1) 

		and Len(DeleteTransactionId) <> 0)

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by:chapmandew
ID: 24415431
anywhere you use a LEFT() function, wrap a cast around it.

select cast(left() as int)
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by:kdeutsch
ID: 24415492
HI,
I tried this (Select cast(Left()as int(((Sum([Siz
but received these errors, do i have to wrap whole code in this??

Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 2
Incorrect syntax near ')'.
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 2
Incorrect syntax near 'Sum'.
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 21
Incorrect syntax near ')'.
Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 21
Incorrect syntax near 'Sum'.
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by:chapmandew
ID: 24415563
it should look like this:

Select
      CAST((
       Select
            Left(((Sum([Size]) * 0.0009765625) * 0.0009765625), 3) as 'Size combined in MB'
       FROM
            SharePoint_WSS_Content.dbo.AllDocs
       Where
            DirName not like '%/masterpage%'
            and DirName not like '%Reporting Templates%'
            and DirName not like '%/_themes%'
            and DirName not like '%_catalogs%'
            and DirName not like '%Style Library%'
            and DirName not like '%/forms%'
            and DirName not like '%_cts%'
            and DirName not like '%FormServerTemplates%'
            and DirName not like '%IWConvertedForms%'
            and DirName not like '%/_t%'
            and DirName not like '%/_w%'
            and leafname not like '%.aspx'
            and leafname not like '%.xsl'
            and leafname not like '%.000'
            and Leafname <> 'Thumbs.db'
            and leafname like '%.%'
            and TimeCreated > convert(char(10), getdate(), 1)
            and Len(DeleteTransactionId) = 0
      ) AS INT)
      - CAST((
         Select
            Left(((Sum([Size]) * 0.0009765625) * 0.0009765625), 3) as 'Size combined in MB'
         FROM
            SharePoint_WSS_Content.dbo.AllDocs
         Where
            DirName not like '%/masterpage%'
            and DirName not like '%Reporting Templates%'
            and DirName not like '%/_themes%'
            and DirName not like '%_catalogs%'
            and DirName not like '%Style Library%'
            and DirName not like '%/forms%'
            and DirName not like '%_cts%'
            and DirName not like '%FormServerTemplates%'
            and DirName not like '%IWConvertedForms%'
            and DirName not like '%/_t%'
            and DirName not like '%/_w%'
            and leafname not like '%.aspx'
            and leafname not like '%.xsl'
            and leafname not like '%.000'
            and Leafname <> 'Thumbs.db'
            and leafname like '%.%'
            and TimeLastModified > convert(char(10), getdate(), 1)
            and Len(DeleteTransactionId) <> 0
        ) AS INT)
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by:kdeutsch
ID: 24415597
Ok, its working somewhat.

Msg 245, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Conversion failed when converting the varchar value '31.' to data type int.
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chapmandew earned 400 total points
ID: 24415627
it has a period....you'll have to wrap a replace around it like I did the cast

Select
      CAST(
            REPLACE(
            (
       Select
            Left(((Sum([Size]) * 0.0009765625) * 0.0009765625), 3) as 'Size combined in MB'
       FROM
            SharePoint_WSS_Content.dbo.AllDocs
       Where
            DirName not like '%/masterpage%'
            and DirName not like '%Reporting Templates%'
            and DirName not like '%/_themes%'
            and DirName not like '%_catalogs%'
            and DirName not like '%Style Library%'
            and DirName not like '%/forms%'
            and DirName not like '%_cts%'
            and DirName not like '%FormServerTemplates%'
            and DirName not like '%IWConvertedForms%'
            and DirName not like '%/_t%'
            and DirName not like '%/_w%'
            and leafname not like '%.aspx'
            and leafname not like '%.xsl'
            and leafname not like '%.000'
            and Leafname <> 'Thumbs.db'
            and leafname like '%.%'
            and TimeCreated > convert(char(10), getdate(), 1)
            and Len(DeleteTransactionId) = 0
      ), '.', '') AS INT)
      - CAST(
            REPLACE(
            (
         Select
            Left(((Sum([Size]) * 0.0009765625) * 0.0009765625), 3) as 'Size combined in MB'
         FROM
            SharePoint_WSS_Content.dbo.AllDocs
         Where
            DirName not like '%/masterpage%'
            and DirName not like '%Reporting Templates%'
            and DirName not like '%/_themes%'
            and DirName not like '%_catalogs%'
            and DirName not like '%Style Library%'
            and DirName not like '%/forms%'
            and DirName not like '%_cts%'
            and DirName not like '%FormServerTemplates%'
            and DirName not like '%IWConvertedForms%'
            and DirName not like '%/_t%'
            and DirName not like '%/_w%'
            and leafname not like '%.aspx'
            and leafname not like '%.xsl'
            and leafname not like '%.000'
            and Leafname <> 'Thumbs.db'
            and leafname like '%.%'
            and TimeLastModified > convert(char(10), getdate(), 1)
            and Len(DeleteTransactionId) <> 0
        ), '.', '') AS INT)
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Author Closing Comment

by:kdeutsch
ID: 31582747
Thanks for the learning lesson.  Works great
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