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Error inserting TIME using DTS

Posted on 2003-03-02
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Last Modified: 2013-11-30
I am reading the time from a file where the time is in the format HH.mm.ss (the time is 24 hour time eg 17.45.20) and inserting the time into a datetime field in a SQL server 2000 table.  I am using DTS to take the date from the file (delimeted with |) and insert into the table.

If I right click onthe transform (under the transformations tab) and click "test" the task is executed successfully and I can see the time correctly inserted.  However, if I execute the package, The task fails on the time columns with an error of:  

status 6: Data overflow.
Invalid character value for cast specification.

I do not understand why this is occuring, can anyone please help.
Question by:paul73
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 200 total points
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This is one of the reasons why I always use a staging table to load data using DTS. The field to load the time would be char(8), and it's only after the file loaded to this staging table where I update the field with an explicit CONVERT() statement, or I update another field to get the converted value.


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