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Posted on 2009-07-15
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Hi Experts,

Need to convert numeric to text such that if NULL or blank it takes up a space

This works if @int is NOT:

SET @int = NULL
SET @int = ''

SELECT coalesce(convert(varchar(10), @int),'')

TIA!
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philipjonathan earned 1000 total points
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To handle when int is NULL, insert a space in between the last argument:
SELECT coalesce(convert(varchar(10), @int),' ')

If @int is numeric type, it couldn't be ' ', so you don't need to worry about that
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by:allanau20
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Thanks -- just need to tweak it abit.

SELECT coalesce(convert(CHAR(10), @int), SPACE(10))
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