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Unable to convert a varchar field in database to date data type in OAC

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edited Sep 11, 2019 5:18AM in Oracle Analytics 8 comments


I am creating a dataset from a table in database that has a date field in varchar2 datatype. I am unable to convert it to date datatype in OAC


I am creating a dataset in OAC connecting to a table in database that has a date field in varchar2 datatype. I am unable to convert it to "date" datatype in OAC. I get a query error.


I am trying to use the "Cast(expression as type)" function in data flow to do this conversion. My expression looks like 'Cast(RECORD_DATE AS DATE)'.

When i Validate this expression and Apply, it succeeds. However there is a query error that shows up in the "preview data" section (attached image). 

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