SQL CAST Function: How to Convert CHAR to VARCHAR

Here are SQL queries of how to use CAST function. From these you will know how to convert CHAR to VARCHAR and DATETIME to DATE.

Refer my part-1 if you miss it.

SQL Cast Function: CHAR to VARCHAR



In the second way, CREATE DISTINCT TYPE SAL_1 AS DECIMAL(9,2); This is equal to CAST function.



Points to Remember

  • You can convert data type into another data type
  • Before using it you must understand the rules
  • Converting type might impact on the result
  • Before you convert INTEGER to STRING read the CAST function rules.  

Source: IBM

Here are possible data type conversions and rules.

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