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BUG #: 58371 (SQLBUG_70)
BUG #: 55457 (SQLBUG_70)
If you perform multiplication or division operations on numeric or decimal data types that have negative values, you may see unexpected results.
If the value -0 is already stored in a numeric or decimal column, and you want to make a comparison with 0 (zero), use the ABS Transact-SQL function on the column.
For example, if the value is in a column named nvalue, the WHERE clause of the query would look like this:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274799For more information, contact your primary support provider.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/274799/ )INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0