TSQL - Convert string to ?

Hi Experts,

I have this part of a select:
('7/1/'+[intProgYear]-1) As YearAgo

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When I execute I get a syntax error:
Msg 245, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Conversion failed when converting the varchar value '7/1/' to data type int.

If I do this:
(7/1/+[intProgYear]-1) As YearAgo

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It clears out the syntax but gives me a -1 in the YearAgo which I am not looking for.  I am looking for:
7/1/What ever the year is for [intProgYear].

Please help and thanks...
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Vikas GargAssociate Principal EngineerCommented:

Try this

SELECT ('7/1/'+ CONVERT(VARCHAR(4),[intProgYear]-1)) As YearAgo

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
Which data type do you want to be returned?
If a string then Vikas's solution should work for you.
Amour22015Author Commented:
Just what I am looking for thank you, Great
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