We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Convert CSV column to Decimal for filtering in VB.NEt DataTable

TheCalicoTree
on
1,231 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I am reading a CSV file into a DataSet and then creating a datatable so that I can apply a filter to the rows.
My problem is that I need to apply a price range based filter but all columns are held as strings.
Can I convert a column to decimal for the purpose of this filter?  I thought I could CAST the value in my select statement but this does not work.


Comment
Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 12 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE