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SQL Server function to convert length to points


POINTS

Updated: 01 December 2008
 

Use POINTS to convert from fathoms, feet, furlongs, inches, meters, miles, nautical miles, pica, points, or yards to points.
Syntax
SELECT [westclintech].[wct].[POINTS] (
  <@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 points:
inches
72.0000000000000
feet
864.0000000000000
yards
2592.0000000000000
meters
2834.6456664000000
fathoms
5184.0000000000000
furlongs
570240.0000000000000
miles
4561920.0000000000000
nautical miles
5249763.7776000000000
pica
12.0000000000000
points
1.0000000000000
 
·         Conversion of meters includes all the standard prefixes with kilo representing 1,000 and yocto representing 10E-24.
Example
 
select wct.POINTS(100, 'yd')
Here is the result set
----------------------
259200
 
(1 row(s) affected)


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