Arithmetic overflow error converting type to data type numeric

This error usually occurs when the type you are trying to convert to a decimal or numeric is larger than the column or casted type you are converting to.

Ex.

insert into tablename (decnumber) values (cast(1000.00 as decimal(5,2)))

Since the number specifed is 7 digits long include after the decimal and the converted type can only contain a maximum of 5 digits, you will receive this error.

Changing the table to hold 7,2 and/or changing this in the cast will resolve it.

References
devshed (forums), http://forums.devshed.com/ms-sql-development-95/arithmetic-overflow-error-converting-numeric-to-data-type-numeric-89157.html

About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is a software engineer and tech consultant. Ronnie started his career in front-end and back-end development for companies in ecommerce, service industries and remote education. This work transitioned from traditional desktop client-server applications through early cloud development. Software included human resource management and service technician workflows, online retail e-commerce and electronic ordering and fulfillment, IVR customer relational systems, and video streaming remote learning SCORM web applications. Hands on server experience and software performance optimization led to creation of a startup business focused on collocated data center services and continued experience with video streaming hardware and software. This led to a career in Amazon Prime Video where Ronnie is currently employed, building software and systems which stream live sports and events for millions of viewers around the world.

Posted on December 14, 2011, in Programming & Development and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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