SQL Server TRY_CAST() Function – Understanding TRY_CAST() in SQL with [Examples]

TRY CAST function in SQL belongs to the Conversions category of functions and resembles the CAST() function. Its purpose is to transform an expression from one data type to another. If successful, the result will be the expression in the expected data type, but if it fails, the function will return null.

This blog post will dive into the TRY_CAST() function in SQL Server, its syntax, and how it differs from the CAST() function. We will use a few code examples to make it easy to implement this function in our SQL Server database.

Try_Cast() in SQL