I am trying to insert the system:starttime variable into a table by passing a parameter into an execute sql task.

I dont have much knowledge of SSIS data types, and I am currently having trouble making this functionality work. When I set the parameters datatype to nvarchar, the date is always inserted as 1/1/1900. When I use the DBDATE type, the insert fails with the following error

unsupported data type on parameter binding 0

So my question is how do I pass a SSIS date variable into an execute sql task so that SQL Server can interpret it correctly?

  • Perfect answer here blog.hoegaerden.be/2011/06/11/… Commented Oct 28, 2014 at 10:01
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  • @aasim.abdullah - Thanks for the link, as recommended I tried using the "DATE" datatype (not "DBDATE") and it worked like a charm!
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    Commented Oct 28, 2014 at 10:18
  • @David sure buddy Commented Oct 28, 2014 at 10:24

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According to BOL DT_DBDATE is "A date structure that consists of year, month, and day". Which can't be used to store System::StartTime output as its DATETIME by data type, so try to use datatype DT_DATE instead of DBDATE. As datatype DT_DATE "A date structure that consists of year, month, day, hour, minute, seconds, and fractional seconds. The fractional seconds have a fixed scale of 7 digits."

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