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Sybase-Load table from a flatfile

Posted on 2012-03-30
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Hi,

I am trying to load a flat file delimited by ',' into a table. Attached is the error I am getting.
"Cannot convert to numeric". My flat file has it's first row as the header and the data starts from the second row. The first data is 5467 which is numeric. I don't know the cause.
Please help. Thanks.
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Can you show us your exact LOAD TABLE command? Are you skipping the first row? IQ doesn't know what a header is and assumes if you tell it to load a file, you mean everything in the file...
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by:thomaszhwang
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Joe,

Here is my load statement,

load table Sales_Report_Due_Date
(SALES_REPORT_DUE_DATE_ID,CONTRACT_KEY,BATCH_JOB_ID,REPORT_RECEIVED,REPORT_VALIDATED,REPORT_PERIOD,REPORT_DUE,REPORT_STATUS,ROW_COUNT,REPORT_PERIOD_ACTUAL,SUBMISSION_NUMBER)
FROM 'C:\sales.txt'
ESCAPES OFF

The first line has headers. But I tried removing that and do an upload but it throws an error "could not convert 5894 to numeric" column:submission number.

My first line in flat file is,

5894,75,,,,200102,2001-03-15 00:00:00,,,,1

Also 5894 should be for the column SALES_REPORT_DUE_DATE_ID. I am not sure why it refers to submission number column at the end. Please help.

Thanks.
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You need to specify delimiters for each column. IQ doesn't know where one column ends and the next begins. You're also missing other mandatory elements of the LOAD TABLE command like "QUOTES OFF".
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Thanks.
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