Converting character data to a non-character type

Character data can be converted to a non-character type—such as a money, date/time, exact numeric, or approximate numeric type—if it consists entirely of characters that are valid for the new type. Leading blanks are ignored. However, if a char expression that consists of a blank or blanks is converted to a datetime expression, SQL Server converts the blanks into the default datetime value of “Jan 1, 1900”.

Syntax errors are generated when the data includes unacceptable characters. Following are some examples of characters that cause syntax errors: