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sqlserver datetime conversion error

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

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PeterBaileyUk
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
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

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NOTE: Being an INSERT you won't need the data to be returned ordered.
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PeterBaileyUkAuthor Commented:
Thankyou once again
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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
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
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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
oh no too late...
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