Few of the questions I receive very frequently. I have collect them in spreadsheet and try to answer them frequently.
How to convert text to integer in SQL?
If table column is VARCHAR and has all the numeric values in it, it can be retrieved as Integer using CAST or CONVERT function.
How to use CAST or CONVERT?
SELECT CAST(YourVarcharCol AS INT) FROM Table
SELECT CONVERT(INT, YourVarcharCol) FROM Table
Will CAST or CONVERT thrown an error when column values converted from alpha-numeric characters to numeric?
Will CAST or CONVERT retrieve only numbers when column values converted from alpha-numeric characters to numeric?
How to parse/retrieve only numbers from column values contains alpha-numeric characters?
SQL SERVER – UDF – Function to Parse AlphaNumeric Characters from String
What are the online references for CAST and CONVERT?
CAST and CONVERT
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)