sql question

1)I have a varchar50 with numbers in it. I want to do a check before I convert them into integers. What function would I use?
Ans:- Cast and Convert
2)If I had a varchar400 column, but it has nothing but numbers in it, what function do I use to change it to int

Is these right answer?
Please help.
Soumi ChakrabortyAsked:
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Deepak ChauhanSQL Server DBACommented:
Checking the number:

use IS_Numeric()


select IS_Numeric(varchar50Column)  as num, Varchar50Column from Table

here you can see the value 1 in num column indicating numeric and 0 is not.

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Soumi ChakrabortyAuthor Commented:
Thank you..
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