Truncating a field value

I have a field with a value of 5.5678 and I want to truncate off the decimals without rounding up or down.  I want the result to only be the whole number on the left of the decimal point , 5.

What is the syntax for this?

Thanks

Glen
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
>truncate off the decimals without rounding up or down.
Cast it as an integer, then divide by 10 and cast the result as a numeric(2,1)
Declare @num numeric(19,4) = 5.5678
SELECT CAST(CAST(@num as int) / 10.0 as numeric(2,1) 

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lcohanDatabase AnalystCommented:
SELECT ROUND ( numeric_expression , length [ ,function ] )

or like

SELECT ROUND ( 5.5678, 0 )
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
<correction>
>truncate off the decimals without rounding up or down.
Cast it as an integer, cast the result as a numeric(2,1)

Declare @num numeric(19,4) = 5.5678
SELECT CAST(CAST(@num as int) as numeric(2,1))

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GPSPOWAuthor Commented:
Worked perfectly

Thanks

Glen
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