troubleshooting Question

converting character to numeric when variable length

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moriniaFlag for United States of America asked on
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I have a zip code column that is 9 characters long in description.  However, most of the data only has the 5 digit zip code.

The problem is when I encounter a 9 digit zipcode I get an error.   I am using this statement:

, (select convert( numeric( 5, 0 ), left( member.member_zip, 5 ))) as zip

Is there a way to successfully convert the data when the length changes from 9 to 5.

I would like my end result to be just the first five positions of zip code in numeric format.

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