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Import Excel and numbers in varchar field [message #385902] Wed, 11 February 2009 17:00 Go to next message
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Registered: October 2007
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I'm trying to use the ODBC importer to import some excel data. I'm running into a problem with one field that uses both text, and numbers stored as text. The importer just won't import the records that contain something like '10.5.' If I change the field to 10.5M or something like that the importer works.

I've changed my Excel column under format cells - number - and selected text, but that didn't help.

I've also tried using to_char(#) in the importer, under the "Data to Oracle" tab, selected the field and entered the function in the "SQL function" text box.

Any help is apprecited.
Re: Import Excel and numbers in varchar field [message #385944 is a reply to message #385902] Wed, 11 February 2009 23:55 Go to previous message
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Registered: March 2005
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This is NOT a Forms question. Google 'ODBC Excel'.

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