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# Determine type of Value

Shahid Juma
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 09-29-2004
Hello All,

This may be a trivial question, but I was wondering how can you determine if
a value contains an Integer or Float. I know there is a function called
IsNumeric, however you can't determine what type it is.

Thanks for the help,
Shahid

Bob Barrows [MVP]
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 09-29-2004
Shahid Juma wrote:
> Hello All,
>
> This may be a trivial question, but I was wondering how can you
> determine if a value contains an Integer or Float. I know there is a
> function called IsNumeric, however you can't determine what type it
> is.
>
> Thanks for the help,
> Shahid

If Int(val) = val then
'It's an integer
Else
'It's a float
End if

Bob Barrows
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Shahid Juma
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 09-29-2004
Thanks,

A follow up to this question. How can you determine what type of variable it
is from the record set. If you have a query that looks at a table in SQL
Server. How can you tell that a certain field is varchar, bigint, int, etc?
The reason for asking is that I need to know what type of variable it is and
sometimes these fields are empty so using the value to determine what type
won't work every time.

Thanks,
Shahid

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
> Shahid Juma wrote:
> > Hello All,
> >
> > This may be a trivial question, but I was wondering how can you
> > determine if a value contains an Integer or Float. I know there is a
> > function called IsNumeric, however you can't determine what type it
> > is.
> >
> > Thanks for the help,
> > Shahid

>
> If Int(val) = val then
> 'It's an integer
> Else
> 'It's a float
> End if
>
> Bob Barrows
> --
> Microsoft MVP -- ASP/ASP.NET
> Please reply to the newsgroup. The email account listed in my From
> header is my spam trap, so I don't check it very often. You will get a
> quicker response by posting to the newsgroup.
>
>

Mark Schupp
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 09-29-2004
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de.../mdprotype.asp

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Integrity eLearning
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"Shahid Juma" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks,
>
> A follow up to this question. How can you determine what type of variable

it
> is from the record set. If you have a query that looks at a table in SQL
> Server. How can you tell that a certain field is varchar, bigint, int,

etc?
> The reason for asking is that I need to know what type of variable it is

and
> sometimes these fields are empty so using the value to determine what type
> won't work every time.
>
> Thanks,
> Shahid
>
> "Bob Barrows [MVP]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Shahid Juma wrote:
> > > Hello All,
> > >
> > > This may be a trivial question, but I was wondering how can you
> > > determine if a value contains an Integer or Float. I know there is a
> > > function called IsNumeric, however you can't determine what type it
> > > is.
> > >
> > > Thanks for the help,
> > > Shahid

> >
> > If Int(val) = val then
> > 'It's an integer
> > Else
> > 'It's a float
> > End if
> >
> > Bob Barrows
> > --
> > Microsoft MVP -- ASP/ASP.NET
> > Please reply to the newsgroup. The email account listed in my From
> > header is my spam trap, so I don't check it very often. You will get a
> > quicker response by posting to the newsgroup.
> >
> >

>
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