29 Oct 19 · npack · #Snowflake ·   Bookmark  

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Numeric value 'xyz' is not recognized. How to fix the Snowflake Error message

While executing a sql query in Snowflake, you often stumble upon this error:

Numeric value 'xyz' is not recognized

It simply means, 

  • You have a varchar column that you are trying to compare with a numeric value
  • Or, Trying to cast a varchar to number, but the column has characters

For example:

select * from customer_address WHERE address_ind = 1;

Convert it to :

select * from customer_address WHERE try_to_number(address_ind) = 1;

This will try to convert the column first to number and if there are any unsupported columns, it will use NULL for them

npack

posted on 29 Oct 19

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