How to transform string date from a text file to SQL Server 2005?


SSIS way:

You can transform your string date through a Derived Column component to a new derived column with the Expression like: (Assume your date is in YYYYMMDD format)

(DT_DBTIMESTAMP)(SUBSTRING(mydate,5,2) + "/" + SUBSTRING(mydate,7,2) + "/" + SUBSTRING(mydate,1,4))

So, the whole process is:

(Under Data Flow Tab)

1. Drag a Flat File Source ;

2. Drag a Derived column and use DT_DBTIMESTAMP transformation with SUBSTRING manipulations;

3.map the derived column with a new table in SQL Server Destination.

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