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sross81
Posting Yak Master

USA
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Posted - 12/20/2012 :  14:05:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
I have an excel spreadsheet that I get from an outside source that I need to import into a database. It has 4 fields, 2 formatted as date and 2 formatted as time. If the date or time is not determinable but whoever inputs the data the value will come back as UTD instead of a date or time.

When I import using my SSIS package sometimes it takes the value in as UTD or date for example for a field, but many times it just drops it off and leaves all the dates, but for UTD it will insert a value of NULL.

I've tried the IMEX=1 one into the connection string and tried changing the data types of the fields in excel.

I am looking for ideas. I am new to using SSIS.

Thank you.

Thanks in Advance!
Sherri

sross81
Posting Yak Master

USA
228 Posts

Posted - 12/20/2012 :  17:06:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ended up just saving the excel file as a text file and then importing it as all text in a tab delimted format. That is a fix until I can get the vendor to just send me a text file.

Thanks in Advance!
Sherri
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visakh16
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Posted - 12/21/2012 :  00:39:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
SSIS doesnt allow you to change datatypes at runtime so you've bring them all as text or make them all either UTD or date values

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