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CONVERT Number to String (SQL QueryBuilder)

Posted on 2013-05-28
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OK, I need to convert a Number to a String so I can concatenate two fields together.

See attached screen shot

I need to convert the Site Number from Int to String so I can do something like this:

SiteNumber,
SiteName,
SiteNumber + ' - ' + SiteName AS DisplayName

But it won't let me because SiteNumber is a Int and is trying to add it to my dash.

I need something like CAST or CONVERT like used in SQL.

Thanks,
Mark
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by:dsacker
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In SQL it would be:

CONVERT(varchar(10), SiteNumber) + ' - ' + CONVERT(varchar(10), SiteNumber)

In VB.NET it would be

SiteNumber.ToString() + ' - ' + SiteNumber.ToString()
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by:smithmrk
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Thanks dsacker...but how do I convert it in Query Builder?
This caused an error...see screen shot!

Mark
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by:dsacker
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That's your table definition. Your question pertains to querying against it.

I'd leave that alone and simply code your queries accordingly.
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by:smithmrk
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I have the data hookup to a DropDownList and want the DisplayMember to show the Site Number and Name together.

Example:
10 - SiteName

In order to do that I need a DisplayMember that has the two fields concatenated together like this:
SiteNumber + ' - ' + SiteName AS DisplayName

It won't let me do this because the SiteNumber is a number and needs to be a string.

Mark
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by:dsacker
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In your query is where you want to convert it to a string. Wherever you are doing this:

SiteNumber + ' - ' + SiteName AS DisplayName

Change it to this:

CONVERT(varchar(10), SiteNumber) + ' - ' + SiteName AS DisplayName

It should work for you just fine after that.
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by:dsacker
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In your Query Builder, can you change over to SQL view and code it directly in there?
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Nevermind...I figured it out

CStr(SiteNumber) + ' - ' + SiteName

Thanks,
Mark
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Figured it out by testing it in MS Access.
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