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Empty Cell in Excel to Null Value in SQL

Posted on 2011-09-30
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Hello,
I am using DTS to upload an excel spreadsheet into the database. I have several cells that are empty and it gets uploaded as "NULL" value into the database. I want the fields to remain empty in the dba, meaning nothing at all, not for it to read "NULL" in all the empty fields. Can someone help please?
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Question by:JessyRobinson1234
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Pratima Pharande earned 500 total points
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ypu can update the NULL value afterwords with blank
something like this

Update tablename
set col = ""
where col = 'NULL'

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by:AlokJain0412
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You can Update with this single Action

Update tablename
set col = null
where col = 'NULL'
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by:JessyRobinson1234
ID: 36891147
I had to tweak it just a little to:

Update table
set col = ''
where col is NULL
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