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Old June 30th, 2005, 07:36 AM
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Default Decimal place problem...ROUND function!

Hi everyone,
i have another problem, hope someone can help me!
i have a ROUND function like this..
ROUND(amount, 4)
This function will round up to 4 digit decimal place if the amount more than 4 digit decimal place, e.g 4.56879 -> 4.5688
But if the amount less then 4 digit decimal place, e.g 4.23 -> 4.23. it will display the same amount.
My question is, how i can add the zero at the back, make up like 4.2300, because i want all the amount will have 4 digit decimal place when it display in the screen.
what i can add to the ROUND function??????
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how is your amount column defined? I tried using a decimal(7,4)-- total of 7 places with 4 after the decimal. This will produce the results you want

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The problem is all the tables in the system is already pre-define, so i cant change the table structure.
Is there any other solution can solve the problem?

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Try Select(convert(decimal(7,4), amount)

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But my pre-defined data type is FLOAT, and i try the COVERT function with that, it doesn't work!!!
Any other solution?

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So what is the output you see when trying jbenson's suggestion?

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Have you tried Format? In the form:

Format(MyVar, "0.###############")

should display that number of decimals even if it is rounded?

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What is Format()? This is not a SQL function.

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Pavesa,

Format is not an SQL function, all that discussed here are pertaining to SQL function. This is a SQL server forum. Hope you have posted VB/VBscript function here by mistake.

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Hi Vijay,

sure it was a mistake, I didn't spend long enough thinking about the guy's problem. As your motto is "strive for perfection", maybe your "perfection" leads you to know perfectly why the Evaluation version of SQL server won't install on my computer? See my posting yesterday..

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