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# Concatenate in SQL Server without adding

Posted on 2013-06-24
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HI I have an expression that I need to concatenate three integers. The problem is that SQL is adding the three numbers instead of concatenating them. I'm using SQL Server 2008 R2

``````select MIN(ID) as minimalID, NewDesc, BankAccount, BankDate, MONTH(GETDATE()), DAY(GETDATE()),(MIN(ID)+ cast((MONTH(GETDATE())) as varchar(2)) + cast((DAY(GETDATE())) as varchar(2)))
from  dbo.[BNKRecon_4_5_tblBNKRecon*GroupedPmtIDs]

group by NewDesc, BankAccount, BankDate
``````

So if the three numbers are 345 +6+12 i want the answer to be 345612 rather than 363

thanks
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Question by:damixa
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ID: 39272051
select MIN(ID) as minimalID, NewDesc, BankAccount, BankDate, MONTH(GETDATE()), COALESCE(DAY(GETDATE()), (MIN(ID), '') + COALESCE(cast((MONTH(GETDATE())) as varchar(2)), '') + COALESCE(cast((DAY(GETDATE())) as varchar(2))), '')
from  dbo.[BNKRecon_4_5_tblBNKRecon*GroupedPmtIDs]

group by NewDesc, BankAccount, BankDate
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ID: 39272123
For some reason its not working and its not even showing the concatenation at all.
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ID: 39272154
select MIN(ID) as minimalID, NewDesc, BankAccount, BankDate, MONTH(GETDATE()), DAY(GETDATE()),
COALESCE(CONVERT(VARCHAR, MIN(ID)), '') +
COALESCE(CONVERT(VARCHAR, MONTH(GETDATE())), '') +
COALESCE(CONVERT(VARCHAR, DAY(GETDATE())), '')
from  dbo.[BNKRecon_4_5_tblBNKRecon*GroupedPmtIDs]

group by NewDesc, BankAccount, BankDate
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ID: 39272160
try
``````select MIN(ID) as minimalID, NewDesc, BankAccount, BankDate, MONTH(GETDATE()), DAY(GETDATE()),
(CAST(MIN(ID) as varchar) + cast((MONTH(GETDATE())) as varchar(2)) + cast((DAY(GETDATE())) as varchar(2)))
from  dbo.[BNKRecon_4_5_tblBNKRecon*GroupedPmtIDs]

group by NewDesc, BankAccount, BankDate
``````
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ID: 39272178
Thanks,
Perfect
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