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Hi,
I am using crystal report 8.5 and my database is Oracle 8i.
I have a field of type "timestamp" in one of the table defined as "DATETIME,  TIMESTAMP(6),  2147483647"
When I try to include this in my report, although the field gets included, it gives me ODBC error generated by oracle of incompatible types followed by crystal report error saying error detected in dll. When i rightclick on the field it shows : Blob Field: "tablename.datetime" followed by other options.
Can anybody throw some light please?
Best Wishes,
Picaso
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Is the name of the field DATETIME?

If so I suspect there is a problem with either Crystal or the ODBC driver or both because DATETIME is a datatype in Crystal and may also be one in the ODBC driver.

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by:Helena Marková
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It would be better if you post here your table.
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Hi,
As per suggestion from mlmcc, i am in process to get the field name "DATETIME" changed to "LOGDATETIME". Here's the current schema that is giving problem:

[Row, Column, Type, Length]
1  UNIQUEID,  DECIMAL,  10,
2  REQUESTEDBY,  VARCHAR2,  25,
3  DATETIME,  TIMESTAMP(6),  2147483647,
4  RETURNCODE,  VARCHAR2,  50,
5  TRANTYPE,  VARCHAR2,  10,
6  GLOBALUSER,  VARCHAR2,  25,
7  OUTCOME,  VARCHAR2,  10,
8  ERRORMSG,  VARCHAR2,  300,

Thanks in advance,
Picaso
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I got the field name changed to LOGDATETIME but that still dosen't solve the problem. Any second thoughts?
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by:Helena Marková
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In Oracle there cannot be a column of type TIMESTAMP - see this (the registration is free):
http://download-west.oracle.com/docs/cd/A87860_01/doc/appdev.817/a76939/adg04typ.htm#427628
So correct it to:
LOGDATETIME      DATE
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i don't know which version of oracle i am using but i do get a resultset when i execute the sql query (select to_char(logdatetime) from loginfo) gives results as:
[Row,  TO_CHAR(LOGDATETIME)]
1  20-SEP-04 06.24.54.000000 PM,
2  20-SEP-04 09.11.55.000000 PM,
3  20-SEP-04 05.13.13.000000 PM,
4  20-SEP-04 05.44.27.000000 PM,
5  20-SEP-04 10.47.53.000000 AM,
6  20-SEP-04 10.48.18.000000 AM,
7  20-SEP-04 10.48.31.000000 AM,
8  20-SEP-04 09.18.22.000000 AM,
9  20-SEP-04 10.08.13.000000 AM,
10  20-SEP-04 10.54.37.000000 AM,
11  20-SEP-04 10.56.19.000000 AM,
........................
Should i use date datatype? does it include time also?
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This result seems to be Oracle 9i or higher. What tool do you use for executing sql query ?

In the DATE datatype there is also time there. In Oracle it is about format mask:

SQL> select to_char(sysdate,'dd.mm.yyyy') from dual;

TO_CHAR(SYSDATE,'DD.MM.YYYY')
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27.09.2004

SQL> select to_char(sysdate,'dd.mm.yyyy hh24:mi:ss') from dual;

TO_CHAR(SYSDATE,'DD.MM.YYYYHH2
------------------------------
27.09.2004 07:26:43

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I converted the field to date and things work fine now. My oracle db is 8.0. Thanks henka
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