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Posted Friday, March 29, 2013 1:48 AM
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Hi All,

I am using flat file as source. there is a column which contains salary. in the target table datatype of salary is varbinary. If i am tryimg to insert record, the package is failing.

How to do that.

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you'll need to insert the flat file into a staging table...the flat file doesn't contain a varbinary string, right?


so you stick it in a table of the right data type, and then convert it to varbinary.
so say the file had this row of values:

BOB 45612.56

if you stick that into a staging table, it might be two varchar fields:

'BOB','45612.56'

the datatypes form a file are probably wrong, you probably need to convert the field to decimal/money, first?
SELECT 'BOB',CONVERT(money,'45612.56')

and finally, for th3e varbinary value, to insert then , it's probably like this:
INSERT INTO FinalTable
select 'BOB',convert(varbinary,CONVERT(money,'45612.56'))



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