How to fix scientific notation (like 1.23E+004) number data in varchar column that are imported from Excel in SQL Server


When you import data from Excel, sometimes the numeric column (float type) can be implicit converted to scientific notation.
A number 142972 can be saved as 1.42972E+005 as a string, which may cause problem.
But you can convert the data back to its normal numeric format with some T-SQL functions.
Here is a sample code snippet:

  
  
  

  
create table test (col varchar(15))

insert into test values('1.42972E+007'),('12345678'),('ABCDE12345')
select  ISNULL(Str(Try_CONVERT(float, col)),col) as col 
from test

 

 

drop table test

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