Convert Text to decimal.

how to handle below error,

Operand type clash: text is incompatible with decimal

i must data trans for text datatype to decimal data type. in first table all values are decimals.
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asked Apr 17 '12 at 05:24 AM in Default

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I would suggest you stop using the text datatype and instead use the varchar(max) datatype.

But to cast from text to decimal you'll have to go over a varchar. Like this:

SELECT CAST(CAST(textColumn as varchar(max)) as decimal(10,5))
FROM someTable
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answered Apr 17 '12 at 06:02 AM

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