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terankit 77 posts Joined 03/12
23 May 2012
How to move spaces when date is null in table while Fast export

Hi All,


In Fast Export I am using:

CAST(B.EFF_DT AS DATE       format 'YYMMDD')

When this column is NULL in table,it is giving some junk value. How can I modify the fast export so that whenever it is Null, it move Spaces to output file otherwise Date in YYYYMMDD format.




ulrich 816 posts Joined 09/09
23 May 2012


coalesce(cast(CAST(B.EFF_DT AS DATE       format 'YYMMDD') as char(8)),'        ')

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terankit 77 posts Joined 03/12
24 May 2012

Hi Ulrich,


This is giving some junk in output which is behaving as end of line (i suppose) because the next script is reading the recod till that point only. Please let me know how to do that. Thanks again.

terankit 77 posts Joined 03/12
24 May 2012

Hi Doneth,

Once again, I am looking for your help.


dnoeth 4628 posts Joined 11/04
24 May 2012

The "junk" is probably a 2-byte varchar length, you need to cast the result of the coalesce as a CHAR:

coalesce((B.eff_dt (format 'yyyymmdd') (char(8))), '') (char(8))



Dorji 1 post Joined 07/13
22 Jul 2013

Would anyone help with the following : The date is not null. If the date is '2011-01-31', move spaces. Greatly appreciated.


ananthpillai 1 post Joined 06/15
18 Aug 2015
case when(cast((X1_PRODUCT_EFF_DT(format 'YYYY-MM-DD')) as char(10)) is null) then '' 
              cast((X1_PRODUCT_EFF_DT(format 'YYYY-MM-DD')) as char(10)) end

That worked for me.

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