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What is the difference between CAST and CONVERT ?
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I'm going to assume that you meant to put this in the Sql area since CAST and CONVERT are not C# keywords.

CAST is ANSI standards based where CONVERT is SQL server only so use CAST if you're planning on executing this on other database versions. CAST is better at preserving decimal places, but CONVERT allows you to format the output. CONVERT has a third parameter that allows you to input a formatting string.

Other then that, they're very similiar.
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