I am using MS SQL DTS to stage Oracle data to an MS SQL data store. MS SQL does not like the Oracle dates. Currently I have just changed the MS SQL data columns to a varchar field type. I would like instead to convert the date so that it can be imported into the datetime field. I have heard that there is an Oracle equivilant to the MS SQL CAST function. Anybody have any ideas on how to do this transformation? Just a note, it is not a driver issue, the same drivers have no problem with the Oracle dates when I link them in an access data base.