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Re: porting data from oracle to mysql
Posted by: Josh Chamas
Date: November 24, 2004 12:06AM

manish singh wrote:
> iam using 4.0.17
>
> ok
> josh let me ask you something about data
> transformation i mentioned before
>
> taking the date field, if you transform the date
> from mm/dd/yyyy to yyyy-mm-dd
> and put it inside the mysql table why do you get
> 0000-00-00?
>

Assuming you were talking about an INSERT method where
you have created a batch of insert statements to run ...

I would think that this would look like 12/12/2000 which
sets up a division if you access the code.

mysql> select 12/12/2004;
+------------+
| 12/12/2004 |
+------------+
| 0.0005 |
+------------+

So when MySQL converts this to a date type, it is no surprise to me
that something like .0005 becomes a 0.

-------

If this is a LOAD DATA INFILE scenario, then I would suggest reading
this page very carefully about how to use it and represent data precisely:

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/LOAD_DATA.html

Regards,

Josh

Josh Chamas
Director, Professional Services
MySQL Inc., www.mysql.com
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