I have a field in my database that is stored as varchar. The values are usually contain a decimal, and should have really been a float or decimal. In order for me to do analytics in my BI environment, I need to convert this to a float or decimal.
eg of values.
or could be missing
when I use cast(value as float) or cast(value as decimal(9,2)) or convert(float, value) I get an error
Msg 8114, Level 16, State 5, Line 2
Error converting data type varchar to numeric.