Solved

Decimal places only show two

Posted on 2014-11-11
4
110 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-11
Select Number From Table

is returning

12.4653453544

i would like only the first two number after the decimal so it should be

12.46

HOW?
0
Comment
Question by:vbnetcoder
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Horn earned 500 total points
ID: 40435074
Rounding or no rounding?

-- Rounding
Select CAST(Number as numeric(9,2)) From Table

-- No rounding (probably a better way to pull this off)
SELECT CAST(FLOOR(number * 100) / 100 as decimal(9,2)) From Table
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Koen Van Wielink
ID: 40435123
Jim, just curious, why do you cast the field rather than just using ROUND or FLOOR directly?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:vbnetcoder
ID: 40435134
ty
0
 
LVL 65

Expert Comment

by:Jim Horn
ID: 40435142
>why do you cast the field rather than just using ROUND or FLOOR directly?
Round does the rounding, but doesn't change the data type, so rounding to two decimal places returns 12.4700000.  A fun nugget of info I learned the last time I sat for the 70-433 SQL 2008 Development exam.
Declare @number decimal(19,9) = 12.4653453544
Select CAST(@number as numeric(9,2))
SELECT ROUND(@number, 2) 

Open in new window


Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Use this article to create a batch file to backup a Microsoft SQL Server database to a Windows folder.  The folder can be on the local hard drive or on a network share.  This batch file will query the SQL server to get the current date & time and wi…
JSON is being used more and more, besides XML, and you surely wanted to parse the data out into SQL instead of doing it in some Javascript. The below function in SQL Server can do the job for you, returning a quick table with the parsed data.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for datatypes, explain the available data types and show how data can be passed into and out of variables.

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question