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I am trying to change the data type of a column from nvarchar to numeric by using following query:-
alter table grimage alter column tbb numeric(10)

but i got the following error :-
Error converting data type nvarchar to numeric.
The statement has been terminated.
Posted 7-Mar-13 23:21pm
Edited 8-Mar-13 9:02am
Maciej Los221.3K
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Solution 2

Hi,

Check the values in that column because String might be stored so it cant convert the values...If it so then update the values and change.
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Solution 3

Hey have u checked the table values if not please check your table values first.Youtr table has some text values defiantly so first remove them after that you can alter your table...
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Solution 4

To change the data type of Column, it should be empty.
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Solution 1

did you checked the tables values?

the table have nvarchar values first u delete those values and try again...
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Davidduraisamy 8-Mar-13 6:57am
   
No need to delete the values..He can update the string values to numeric...Thats enough..
itsmehaboob 8-Mar-13 7:28am
   
how can you convert string value to numeric?
e.g. (a to numeric)
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Solution 5

Steps to do:
1) add new column
ALTER TABLE grimage ADD COLUMN tbbnum NUMERIC(10)

2) copy data to new column
UPDATE grimage SET grimage.tbbnum = t1.tbbnum
FROM grimage INNER JOIN
    (
    SELECT CONVERT(NUMERIC(10), t1.tbb) AS tbbnum FROM grimage
    ) AS t1 ON grimage.id = t1.id

3) remove unused column
ALTER TABLE grimage DROP COLUMN tbb

That's all!
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