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Converting base64Binary to UTF-8 (String) in SQL Server 2008

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ZackFlag for Australia asked on
Microsoft SQL Server 2008SQL
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I have the following query:

SELECT bd.data_timestamp
       ,CAST( CAST(wbd.DATA_TYPE as XML ).value('.','varbinary(max)') AS varchar )

FROM MSGS bd, WMB_data_event wbd
WHERE bd.MSGFLOW_NAME = 'TestDataFlow'
       AND bd.data_timestamp > '2016-01-10 13:30:00'
       AND bd.data_timestamp < '2016-01-10 18:30:00'
       AND bd.TERMINAL_NAME = 'pass'
       AND wbd.DATA_TYPE = 10
ORDER BY bd.data_timestamp ASC

I am trying to Convert base64Binary to UTF-8 on the column 'wbd.DATA_TYPE' however when I run the query I get the following problem.

Msg 529, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Explicit conversion from data type int to xml is not allowed.

How do I resolve this issue any assistance is appreciated.

Thank you.
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