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# Data type resulted in an out-of-range datetime value.

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Question by:ejr19592004
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Expert Comment

ID: 34227759
declare @evdatetime varchar(100)
set @evdatetime = '01/10/10 - 08:57'
select convert(char(8), @evdatetime, 12)

This works for the value in your sample.
I suspect there are other rows in the data that cannot be converted, but it won't be easy to find them.
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Author Comment

ID: 34227776
this be in the form of a store proc? can you embellish?
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Expert Comment

ID: 34227817
Provide more data to figure out error.
You can provide data in Excel sheet.
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Author Comment

ID: 34227846
Herewith the source field and target (in red)
Sample.xls
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Expert Comment

ID: 34228399
update dbo.dataset set eventdate =
Convert(DateTime, Left(EventDateTime,2) + '-' + Left(DateName(mm,  '01' +  '-' + Substring(EventDateTime, CHARINDEX('/', EventDateTime) +  1, 2) + '-' + Right(EventDateTime,2)),3) + '-' + Right(EventDateTime,2) , 103 )

See above querty is working or not
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Expert Comment

ID: 34228401
update dbo.dataset set eventdate =
Convert(DateTime, Left(EventDateTime,2) + '-' + Left(DateName(mm,  '01' +  '-' + Substring(EventDateTime, CHARINDEX('/', EventDateTime) +  1, 2) + '-' + Right(EventDateTime,2)),3) + '-' + Right(EventDateTime,2) , 103 )

See above query is working or not
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Expert Comment

ID: 34228407
wait little change Replace EventDateTime WIth CONVERT(CHAR(8),eventdatetime,12)
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Author Comment

ID: 34228509
Is there anything less messy than the above solution?
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Expert Comment

ID: 34228776
Ya above one is little messy but u just try it on your sample table. U have to execute the below query and let me know it is working or not

Update dbo.dataset set eventdate = Convert(DateTime, Left(EventDateTime,2) + '-' + Left(DateName(mm,  '01' +  '-' + Substring(CONVERT(CHAR(8),eventdatetime,12), CHARINDEX('/', CONVERT(CHAR(8),eventdatetime,12)) +  1, 2) + '-' + Right(CONVERT(CHAR(8),eventdatetime,12),2)),3) + '-' + Right(CONVERT(CHAR(8),eventdatetime,12),2) , 103 )
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Author Comment

ID: 34228994
I will give it a spin in the morning. ta
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Author Comment

ID: 34234118
@svalekar works. but i was hoping for something more elegant. if i don't get one by the cob today i will award the points to svalekar.

i am in sydney, the time right now is 8:26 am.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34234447
Perhaps something like this:
CONVERT(datetime, LEFT(EventDateTime, 8), 1)

Or if you want to time as well:
CONVERT(datetime, REPLACE(EventDateTime, '-', ''), 1)
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Author Comment

ID: 34234660
The full statement goes like this for the date portion:

Update dbo.dataset set eventdate = CONVERT(datetime, LEFT(EventDateTime, 8), 1)

Mr. SQL Server said this:

Msg 8115, Level 16, State 2, Line 1
Arithmetic overflow error converting expression to data type datetime.
The statement has been terminated.

Nice try. Sorry I would have liked it to have worked.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34235621
It looks like you are now using MDY but rather DMY, therefore you should use:
UPDATE  dbo.dataset
SET     eventdate = CONVERT(datetime, LEFT(EventDateTime, 8), 3)
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Expert Comment

ID: 34235625
It looks like you are not using MDY but rather DMY,
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Author Comment

ID: 34235777
That's correct. And this works as a read, SELECT CONVERT(CHAR(08), eventdatetime, 101) FROM dbo.dataset, but when I incorporate into an update I get an out of range.

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Author Comment

ID: 34235791
I tried this: update dbo.datasset set eventdate
= CONVERT(datetime, LEFT(EventDateTime, 8), 3)

I got this:

Msg 241, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Conversion failed when converting datetime from character string.
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Accepted Solution

Anthony Perkins earned 75 total points
ID: 34236039
I tested it with your sample data and I did not have any problems, so it obviously means you have invalid data or dates that are out of range.  Since we do not have your real data it is up to you to find it.
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 34236053
spot on. thanks for the tip. 5 lines of rubbish crept into the file.
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