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Microsoft ODBC type conversion

Are there any type conversion functions in Microsoft ODBC drivers? For instance, while using standard textfile driver I've tried both CONVERT, CAST ... with no result. The driver says 'Function CONVERT not defined' or such like that. I investigeted driver properties and I can see, that SQL_CONVERT_FUNCTIONS.SQL_FN_CVT_CONVERT is enabled... so maybe I use wrong syntax?
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Robson
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Robson
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
The convertion functions usable are the ones from the database you are connection. Thus:
* if you connect to SQL Server
  Convert, Cast ... can be used
* if you connect to Oracle:
  to_char, to_number ... can be used
* if you connect to Access:
  cdate, cint, cstr ... can be used

aso

cheers
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RobsonAuthor Commented:
What if I 'connect' to comma-delimited text file?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
I could not find any hints to convertion functions in that case...
i guess you need to convert all the data manually in the front-end application...

Cheers
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nico5038Commented:

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JgouldCommented:
Question has been closed as per recommendation

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