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How Do You Convert A Number From Negative To Positive?


 I was just wondering if there is a way of converting a number from negative to positive within Reporting Services, ie remove the "-" sign from the front of the number?  One of the columns within my report contains a calculation which results in an integer, but it is always a negative number, even though it should really be positive (it would take too long to describe the exact reason for this, but it's to do with the underlying database, which I don't have access to anyway). When I right-click on the relevant cell within the table in Layout view in the Report Designer and go to Expression, there is a list of Conversion functions under the "Common Functions" heading but I can't find anything there which would convert a number from negative to positive.  Does anyone know how this can be achieved?


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EP_tran2 700.00 MB 273.21 MB

reserved data index_size unused
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I unfortunately since this is for a test database that I have put the data and log on the same device.

My questions are:

1) Why do I have negative numbers?

2) Should I be concerned about this?

3) for a live database can I drop the log and put the log on another device? What do I need to do?

4) has anybody seen this before?

5)what can I use to get accurate numbers?

THanks. Any information will be greatly appreciated.

DAvid Spaisman

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