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i'm connecting to an oracle database.
The years im extracting (eg. 2007, 2008, 2009) are into a column with num(20,0). So no decimals,
Im extracting through an OLE DB connection.
When I get output, the years are represented as a number (eg 2007,00; 2008,00;2009,00).
Is there a setting in the connection or something to let the values just 2007 etc?
Thanks in advance.
Try any of the following in your load script:
Num(year,'0') AS Year
Floor(Year) AS Year
Round(Year) AS Year
Hopefully one or more of these should work!
Normally if it should be 2007.00 and i wanted it to be 2007, I should use num yes.
But now it is 2007 in the database datetype in oracle but in oracle 11 it is internally stored as a timestamp.
I don't want to use and function, but just want that QV reads, hey its a date type, so i need to extract it as a date, not as a timestamp.
The time portion of a timestamp is the decimal part of the number so Floor(Timestamp) will get you just the date part. Date(Floor(Timestamp),'DD/MM/YYYY'), for example.
If you really don't want to use a function like this you could try changing the SET section at the top of the script:
SET TimestampFormat='DD/MM/YYYY hh:mm:ss[.fff]';
Maybe that'll work.
Did you get this working?