I am using BIDS to export data from Oracle to SQL server.

I am using OLEDB source and destination.

I have around 6 datetime fields in ORACLE out of which two fields give no problem while 4 fields give invalid date format issues.

These four fields either have nulls or have only date part in the datetime fields of ORACLE.

Any solution for this?

I have Tried all sorts of data conversions and insert nulls option.

  • You should provide your code here... – Eliyahu Jul 1 '14 at 11:10
  • What are the data types of these six fields? Are they all DATE? – Jon of All Trades Jul 1 '14 at 14:15
  • all are date.. issue is due to date stored in different formats in Oracle, hence conversions failed. – HappieFeet Jul 3 '14 at 10:45

You need to use derived column transformation and with help of expressions perform required conversion operation on original columns.

To replace null with default value use REPLACENULL(expression 1,expression 2) in derived column transformation.

REPLACENULL returns the value of second expression parameter if the value of first expression parameter is NULL; otherwise, returns the value of first expression.


Or with ISNULL



To deal with date part, you can use Concatenate and make into valid date-time format.

Say you have 01/07/2014 as original field value then make it to "01/07/2014 00:00:00"

OracleDateField + "00:00:00" 

If you have to perform both operations at same time(checking nulls and dealing with date part ) then it's good to use script component rather than derived column transformation.

  • Thanks for your advice. I found the issue. It was due to different date formats being used in Oracle data. The year part was yyyy for some dates, while just yy for other dates. So for eg: when a user enters '98 as the year, the system saved it as 0098 rather than 1998. Hence, the data was not processed at oledb source itself in bids. – HappieFeet Jul 3 '14 at 10:44
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