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formatting character zip code to numeric zip code in SQL (SQL SERVER)

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I have a zip code coming in as character 9?  Is there a way in the Select SQL statement to change the zip code to numeric 5?
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didnthaveaname earned 500 total points
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You could use:

select convert( numeric( 5, 0 ), left( zipColumn, 5 ) );

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by:Surendra Nath
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can you provide examples what you are getting what you need?
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by:Jim Horn
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>I have a zip code coming in as character 9?
Is this a question or a statement?  Mind readers we ain't.

>Is there a way in the Select SQL statement to change the zip code to numeric 5?
If you mean just insert the first five characters, and drop off the rest, then

SELECT LEFT(zip_code, 5)

If you mean something else, you'll need to give us details / sample data.
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