SAFECAST (expression)

The SAFECAST function casts the input data type to the explicit value without causing exceptions. SAFECAST is when used with tiImport code additionally affected by the SET CULTURE command.

Syntax:

SAFECAST(Expression as DataType)

See also: CAST

Example:

SAFECAST(Expression as TEXT) 
SAFECAST(Expression as DATETIME)
SAFECAST(Expression as BIT)
SAFECAST(Expression as TINYINT)
SAFECAST(Expression as SMALLINT)
SAFECAST(Expression as INTEGER)
SAFECAST(Expression as BIGINT)
SAFECAST(Expression as REAL)
SAFECAST(Expression as DOUBLE)
SAFECAST(Expression as DECIMAL)
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