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Force INT data type in my sql query

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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am trying to import data from multiple old tables into one new table.  I'm getting some constraint error when trying to do this in SSMS Import tool.  The only thing I can think of is that the one field in the query is identifying the the field value as a varchar(1) instead of an integer (which is what the field data type is in the new table).  How do I force this part of my query to recognize the value as an INT instead of varchar(1)?

intCATEGORYID =
     CASE
          WHEN intID LIKE 'IN%' THEN '3'
          WHEN intID LIKE 'FD%' THEN '2'
          WHEN intID LIKE 'DD%' THEN '4'
          WHEN intID LIKE 'TC%' THEN '5'
          ELSE '1'
     END,
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