Solved

Joining two cells togeter on tables in SQL 2005

Posted on 2010-08-30
6
258 Views
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

Restraints...
1. Cant change the original tables in the database
2. Boss is on me... any help?
0
Comment
Question by:HawaiiDragon
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

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

SELECT rtrim(Semester) + ' ' + convert(char(4), SchoolYear)
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:joeyw
ID: 33562783
try the convert statment

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

0
 
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

by:vdr1620
vdr1620 earned 100 total points
ID: 33562788
Try
SELECT rtrim(Semester) + ' ' + convert(Varchar(4), SchoolYear)
0
DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
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
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:parthmalhan
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
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:HawaiiDragon
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!!!!!
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

PL/SQL can be a very powerful tool for working directly with database tables. Being able to loop will allow you to perform more complex operations, but can be a little tricky to write correctly. This article will provide examples of basic loops alon…
Use this article to create a batch file to backup a Microsoft SQL Server database to a Windows folder.  The folder can be on the local hard drive or on a network share.  This batch file will query the SQL server to get the current date & time and wi…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…

776 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question