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Using a flat file for bcp is have a date in the format 20040922.  In the table, the field is datetime.  How do i convert to get the format file to load that column?
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The format YYYYMMDD should be fine as is.  Just be sure to make it a character value, either using a format file or, I guess, by enclosing it in quotes.
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That is, remember that dates in SQL must be character, not numeric.

For example, compare:

SELECT CAST(20040922 AS DATETIME)
SELECT CAST('20040922' AS DATETIME)
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