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I am selecting a number field and need to convert it to 'string' because I have an export function which doesnt work with large numbers, but if I convert to string it should work.

Select number
from table

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Question by:amucinobluedot
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What database?  MS SQL Server?  MySQL?

Select cast(number as varchar(15)) from table;
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by:amucinobluedot
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it is MS SQL 2008

what if the number is larger ?   can I do varchar(150) for example ?
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by:Daniel Wilson
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Sure you can.  But ... do you really have 150 digits?
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No ... was just saying :)  thx !
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