What is the best way to determine whether or not a field's value is an integer in SQL Server (2000/2005/2008)?
IsNumeric returns true for a variety of formats that would not likely convert to an integer. Examples include '15,000' and '15.1'.
You can use a like statement but that only appears to work well for fields that have a pre-determined number of digits...
select * where zipcode like '[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]'
1 approach is
zipcode NOT LIKE '%[^0-9]%'
Double negatives, got to love 'em!