Error converting data type numeric to numeric

Posted on 2014-01-23
Last Modified: 2014-01-26

Wen I try to insert 48439806668.76 in a column (numeric(18,8),null), the error Error converting data type numeric to numeric is returned.

Question by:bibi92
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by:Jim Horn
ID: 39804371
For just the one column, works for me in 2012.
CREATE TABLE #tmp (no numeric(18,4) null)

INSERT INTO #tmp (no)


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Couple of possibilities
Are there any triggers on this table, where the error is the result of the trigger?
Is the error because of a different column in your INSERT statement?
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Accepted Solution

Kent Olsen earned 500 total points
ID: 39804394
The data overflows the descriptor.

number(18,8) is a value with 10 digits left of the decimal, and 8 to the right.

  48439806668 is 48,439,806,668

That's an 11 digit value, one too many digits to fit into 10 .


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