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If you are going to cast a variable, you’re most likely doing what’s known as a downcast. This means that you’re taking the Object and casting it into a more “specific” type of Object. Here’s an example:

Object aSentenceObject = 'This is just a regular sentence';
String aSentenceString = (String)aSentenceObject;

also you can use "upcast"

String aSentenceString = 'This is just another regular sentence';
Object aSentenceObject = (Object)aSentenceString;

use Double.valueOf method

line.put(targetField, Double.valueOf(fieldValue));