Solved

BCP date format

Posted on 1999-01-20
5
4,838 Views
Last Modified: 2010-10-05
Hi,
this is a sort of reposting. I have a datefield in a txt-file I want to bcp-in. (SYB 11.0.2, AIX).
The format of the datefield is dd-mm-yyyy . Up until now I import the datefield as char in a temptable and then select the temptable into my target table using CONVERT in a sp.

What I wanted to know is: Is there a way to tell SYBASE or bcp that the field has to be converted from the dd-mm-yyyy format to a SYB-datetime fiels during te bcp-in

Thanks, Alex
0
Comment
Question by:lizzzard
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:andrewyu
ID: 1098562
You can use it and declare the field in the format file as SQLCHAR !

By the way, you can try this by "bcp out" copy the table into file, assign the date field to SQLCHAR and output the format file !

Andrew
(I did it in MS-SQL 6.5)
0
 

Expert Comment

by:andrewyu
ID: 1098563
Anyway, nearly every field type can input as SQLCHAR !

Andrew
0
 

Author Comment

by:lizzzard
ID: 1098564
OK. I have weekend now. I'll try it at soon as possible. Thanks!
0
 

Author Comment

by:lizzzard
ID: 1098565
Hi,

SYBASE doesn't has a SQLCHAR format. It has a SYBCHAR, which is what you mean I think. However, it doesn't like DD-MM-YYYY formats. It only seems to accept a 26 character format like, december 26 1998 12:00:00 AM


0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
andrewyu earned 100 total points
ID: 1098566
Havn't you try the MM-DD-YYYY format ?

In Windows NT Server, we can set it in the "Regional Setting" !

Andrew
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This tutorial shows how to create a greeting card by combining two image layers and a text layer on a PC using a free image editing app.
February 24, 2017 — On February 23, Travis Ormandy, a vulnerability researcher at Google, reported on Twitter (https://twitter.com/taviso/status/834900838837411840) that massive stores of data have been leaked by CloudFlare, a company that provide…
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

803 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question