CHAPTER 11

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Working with Numbers

by Jonathan Gennick

SQL Server supports integer, decimal, and floating-point numbers. Working with numbers requires an understanding of the types available and what they are capable of. Implicit conversion rules sometimes lead to surprising results from seemingly simple-to-understand expressions. The recipes in this chapter show some of the more common operations as well as techniques for guarding against unexpected and unwanted results.

11-1. Representing Integers

Problem

You are writing T-SQL or creating a table, and you want to represent integer data in a binary format.

Solution

Choose one of the four integer ...

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