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SQL Server function to convert length to fathoms


FATHOMS
 
Updated: 01 December 2008

 
Use FATHOMS to convert from fathoms, feet, furlongs, inches, meters, miles, nautical miles, pica, points, or yards to fathoms.
Syntax
SELECT [westclintech].[wct].[FATHOMS] (
  <@Length, float,>
 ,<@From_scale, nvarchar(4000),>)
Arguments
@Length
is any real number. @Length is an expression of type float or of a type that can be implicitly converted to float
@From_scale
is the description of the units for @Length. @From_scale must be a valid value as specified in length unit representations@From_scale must be of a data type that is implicitly convertible to varchar.
 
Return Types
float
Remarks
·         The following table is a representation of the conversion of one of the length units of measure into fathoms:
inches
0.0138888889
feet
0.1666666670
yards
0.5000000000
meters
0.5468066490
fathoms
1.0000000000
furlongs
110.0000000000
miles
880.0000000000
nautical miles
1012.6859100000
pica
0.0023148148
points
0.0001929
 
·         Conversion of meters includes all the standard prefixes with kilo representing 1,000 and yocto representing 10E-24.
Example
 
select wct.FATHOMS(100, 'yd')
Here is the result set
----------------------
50
 
(1 row(s) affected)


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