Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

sqlserver datetime conversion error

Posted on 2016-09-07
4
Medium Priority
?
39 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 53

Accepted Solution

by:
Vitor Montalvão earned 2000 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 49

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 49

Expert Comment

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

Featured Post

Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
Ready to get certified? Check out some courses that help you prepare for third-party exams.
Via a live example, show how to extract insert data into a SQL Server database table using the Import/Export option and Bulk Insert.
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for datatypes, explain the available data types and show how data can be passed into and out of variables.
Suggested Courses

577 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