Solved

sqlserver datetime conversion error

Posted on 2016-09-07
4
30 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-07
I am trying to insert into a table but its giving me an error message and I dont know how to deal with it.

the columns in the destination are as per attached

word is a string containing one wordof nvarchar(50)
MyDateTime is the date and time
the primary key is made up of the word and datetime.


Msg 241, Level 16, State 1, Line 3
Conversion failed when converting date and/or time from character string.

use Dictionary

insert into TblCurrentWords (Word_ID, Word, MyDateTimeCol)

select Word + GETDATE() AS CurrentDateTime, word, GETDATE() AS MyDateTimeCol
from TblWords
where word is not null and PATINDEX('%[0-9]%',Word)=0
group by word
order by word

Open in new window

ex
0
Comment
Question by:PeterBaileyUk
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 48

Accepted Solution

by:
Vitor Montalvão earned 500 total points
ID: 41787612
There's no implicit conversion from datetime to string so you'll need to do that explicitly by using CONVERT function:
use Dictionary

insert into TblCurrentWords (Word_ID, Word, MyDateTimeCol)
select Word + CONVERT(CHAR(17),GETDATE(),120) AS CurrentDateTime, word, GETDATE() AS MyDateTimeCol
from TblWords
where word is not null and PATINDEX('%[0-9]%',Word)=0
group by word

Open in new window

NOTE: Being an INSERT you won't need the data to be returned ordered.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:PeterBaileyUk
ID: 41787621
Thankyou once again
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 41787623
the primary key is made up of (a concatenation of) the word and datetime.

That is NOT a good way to define the table

You could make the unique key a combination of word and a datetime column, but do not concatenate them
0
 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 41787624
oh no too late...
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
SQL STANDARD CORE 7 32
HTML <font style="color:red"> 9 32
SQL Availablity Groups List 2 8
SQL View / Qtry 3 12
Introduction In my previous article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/SSIS/A_9150-Loading-XML-Using-SSIS.html) I showed you how the XML Source component can be used to load XML files into a SQL Server database, us…
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
This videos aims to give the viewer a basic demonstration of how a user can query current session information by using the SYS_CONTEXT function
Viewers will learn how to use the INSERT statement to insert data into their tables. It will also introduce the NULL statement, to show them what happens when no value is giving for any given column.

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question