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I have a SSIS with an OLE DB connection Manager pointing to an Excel File. In my OLE DB Source Editor, I have a sql statement that says : Select F1 as 'This', F2 as 'total' where F2 > 0

Column F2 is a Number, but yet when i execute the dtsx package I get
data type mismatch in criteria expression  (Microsoft Office Database Engine)

I am using office 12.0 access database engine OLEDB Provider

I tried to (CAST (F12) as int) > 0 but get null
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Question by:BKennedy2008
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by:QuinnDex
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is the column F2 formatted as a number if it isnt it will be read as text even though it contains a number
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Jim Horn earned 2000 total points
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Try this..
CAST (ISNULL(F12,0) as int)

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and if there are any non-numeric values in this column,  you'll have to decide to either weed them out of the import..
CASE WHEN ISNUMERIC(F12) = 0 THEN 0 ELSE CAST (ISNULL(F12,0) as int) END

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or deal with it in the Excel spreadsheet before imporing.
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by:BKennedy2008
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Thanks I delt with the template in Excel. The Column was formated to a number.

I did have a formula in there, and said if column A was blank to make column 2 blank. Instead I made it = 0 if column 1 is blank, and even though it fills the column with zeros, it works. So I guess I will deal with that. Thanks
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by:Jim Horn
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Thanks for the grade.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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