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SQL Server 144.54 is not a valid BCD value.

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Hi,

In my Delphi application I use a SQL Server 2008 database.
Since I've updated to XE2 I have a problem with one customer which report the error:
"144.54 is not a valid BCD value"
This is also the only customer that works on Windows MultiPoint Server 2011.
It turns out that the regional settings for decimal-separator was set to "." (point) instead of a "," (comma).
In Delphi however the application sets the separator by code:

  ThousandSeparator        := '.';
  DecimalSeparator         := ',';
  // For ReportBuilder 12  -  uses ppUtils
  ppFormatSettings.DecimalSeparator  := DecimalSeparator;
  ppFormatSettings.ThousandSeparator := ThousandSeparator;

  Application.UpdateFormatSettings := False;
  // For DevExpress
  cxFormatController.BeginUpdate;
  cxFormatController.UseDelphiDateTimeFormats := True;
  // change other settings of the cxFormatController...
  cxFormatController.EndUpdate;
  cxFormatController.GetFormats;
  cxFormatController.NotifyListeners;

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Does anybody have an idea how to solve this? Is my code correct?
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Question by:Stef Merlijn
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by:Sinisa Vuk
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Try not to set manually ThousandSeparator and DecimalSeparator. They are get from regional settings. Although, you can set in regional settings values that is needed by your application.

... or you can set bcd off.
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by:Stef Merlijn
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Can you tell me how I can do one or the other?
1. Set in regional settings values in my application
2. Set bcd off
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by:Stef Merlijn
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Perfect. Thank you very much.
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