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Query Syntax in SSMS

Last Modified: 2016-07-29
I have a query I am trying to write and I have a couple of issues retrieving data:

Issue #1: I am trying to return the right 2 characters in a field that appears to be left justified. The field is a combined 'CITY ST' with a space delimiter before the 2 character state. I obviously cannot determine precisely where in that 50 character, left justified field the actual 2 characters will be.

Issue #2: I am trying to write an expression that I did have working in an Access database (I am trying to move my queries to management studio). The query in Access was:


error: Implicit conversion from data type datetime to float is not allowed. Use the CONVERT function to run this query.
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