I ran into an interesting problem while working with the POWER() function. I was trying to do some binary conversions and had a statement like this to process powers of 2.SELECT POWER(2, n)
This was designed to take a value and return a power of 2. I then used a different value to determine if this was added to my conversion factor or not. In trying to work with some larger numbers, I ran into this error:
Msg 232, Level 16, State 3, Line 3
Arithmetic overflow error for type int, value = 2147483648.000000.
Click through for a description of the problem as well as Steve’s solution.