Joining two cells togeter on tables in SQL 2005

Posted on 2010-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hello experts I have a fun project that I have inherated.... it involves a table that was built 3 years ago and the designer used CHAR and not VARCHAR.... here is my situation

Semester char(20)
SchoolYear int.

My current statement
select Semester + SchoolYear as SemesterSchool from Schedule

My current Error
Conversion failed when converting the varchar value 'F2UU                ' to data type int.

1. How do I corret the spacing trim().
2. All I need to do is join these two collums into one

1. Cant change the original tables in the database
2. Boss is on me... any help?
Question by:HawaiiDragon

Assisted Solution

birdmian earned 100 total points
ID: 33562750
Try like this:

SELECT rtrim(Semester) + ' ' + convert(char(4), SchoolYear)

Expert Comment

ID: 33562783
try the convert statment

select convert(varchar, Semester)  + rtrim(SchoolYear) as SemesterSchool from Schedule

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Assisted Solution

vdr1620 earned 100 total points
ID: 33562788
SELECT rtrim(Semester) + ' ' + convert(Varchar(4), SchoolYear)
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Accepted Solution

joeyw earned 300 total points
ID: 33562791
oops had your fields backwards

try the convert statment

select rtrim(Semester)  + convert(varchar,SchoolYear) as SemesterSchool from Schedule

Expert Comment

ID: 33564442
Try the Following Code:

select ltrim(rtrim(semester))+ltrim(rtrim(convert(varchar,schoolyear) as 'Alias' from Schedule

let me know if you need any more help

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33567525
All solutions worked however Joeyw's worked the best as removing all trim form the fileds as well as joining them in the correct way. Thank you all!!!!!

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