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pareshmotiwala
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Posted - 08/26/2014 :  15:38:13  Show Profile  Visit pareshmotiwala's Homepage  Click to see pareshmotiwala's MSN Messenger address  Send pareshmotiwala a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
((DT_NUMERIC,7,0)REPLACE(["Aggregate Total Space"]," TB","")) * 1024

Friends I have a colum "aggregate total space" that comes in as a varchar(50).
The values have word " TB" or " GB" or " MB" in them.

I am trying to remove these words, and convert this into a numeric value for reporting.
The default is GB. So if the data comes in as TB I multiply the result by 1024. if it comes in as MB then I divide it by 1024. If it comes in as a GB i just convert it and let it pass.

When I run this command I get the following error.
[Removing Reference for " GB" [108]] Error: An error occurred while attempting to perform a type cast.

Can somebody help me?
Cheers
Paresh


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Paresh Motiwala
Boston, USA

gbritton
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Posted - 08/27/2014 :  08:53:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't quote the column name inside the brackets. This works for me


((DT_NUMERIC,7,0)REPLACE([Aggregate Total Space]," TB","")) * 1024


which ran without error.
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