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trying to divide 8518.36 by 22130 and getting null as the value.

It should be 0.384923.....

Need help..

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Please post the exact SQL statement that you are using
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Humm... That's strange.  You should not get NULL.  Please post your query.


Please try:

Select 8518.36 / cast(22130 as float)
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((Case when orderdtl.ordernum is null Then (case project.number02 when 0 then 1 else project.number02 end)
ELSE ((isnull(orderdtl.docunitprice,0) * isnull(orderdtl.orderqty,0)) - isnull(tblmisc.MiscAmt,0)) - isnull(orderdtl.discount,0)
            END)) - isnull(EstMaterial.Act_Cost,0)) / (Case when orderdtl.ordernum is null Then (case project.number02 when 0 then 1 else project.number02 end)
            ELSE  (case((isnull(orderdtl.docunitprice,0) * isnull(orderdtl.orderqty,0)) - isnull(tblmisc.MiscAmt,0)) - isnull(orderdtl.discount,0) when 0 then 1 end)
            END)) as Actual_GPPerc,
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Well rlk it's going to be very difficult with that statement to decipher where the problem is without sample data because there's no way for us to know what value will come from each componenent.
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There are a couple of conditions that can resolve to NULL:

1) If orderdtl.ordernum is null and project.number02 <> 0 and project.number02 is null

(Case when orderdtl.ordernum is null Then (case project.number02 when 0 then 1 else project.number02 end)

2) If orderdtl.ordernum is not null and (((isnull(orderdtl.docunitprice,0) * isnull(orderdtl.orderqty,0)) - isnull(tblmisc.MiscAmt,0)) - isnull(orderdtl.discount,0)) <> 0

(case((isnull(orderdtl.docunitprice,0) * isnull(orderdtl.orderqty,0)) - isnull(tblmisc.MiscAmt,0)) - isnull(orderdtl.discount,0) when 0 then 1 end)  -- The CASE has no ELSE
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Long time no see, Brandon :)
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((Case when orderdtl.ordernum is null Then (case project.number02 when 0 then 1 else project.number02 end)
ELSE ((isnull(orderdtl.docunitprice,0) * isnull(orderdtl.orderqty,0)) - isnull(tblmisc.MiscAmt,0)) - isnull(orderdtl.discount,0)
            END)) - isnull(EstMaterial.Act_Cost,0))

the top part evalutes to:  8518.36

 / (Case when orderdtl.ordernum is null Then (case project.number02 when 0 then 1 else project.number02 end)
            ELSE  (case((isnull(orderdtl.docunitprice,0) * isnull(orderdtl.orderqty,0)) - isnull(tblmisc.MiscAmt,0)) - isnull(orderdtl.discount,0) when 0 then 1 end)
            END)) as Actual_GPPerc

The bottom evalutes to: 22130

I've placed them in seperate fields and it gives me a vaue separately.  So if you manula divide them on a caluculator you get: 0.384923

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IF the values show up independant of the division... shouldn't the division work?
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Select 8518.36 / cast(22130 as float)   still get null value
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What version and service pack level of SQL Server?
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SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio      9.00.3042.00
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It does not make sense to me.  Select 8518.36 / cast(22130 as float) is not supposed to return NULL at all.
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thanks....
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