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Thread: String to Date Conversion issue

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2016

    Talking String to Date Conversion issue

    Hi Experts,

    We have string data with UTC date format so how can i convert these data into date format.

    sample input:

    04/28/2011 08:48:51 UTC

    required output:

    2011/04/28 08:48:51.000

    I tried with select values step but i got the following error.
    can anyone please suggest me how to convert.

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    2017/02/09 16:03:11 - Select values.0 - ERROR (version, build 1 from 2016-04-07 12.08.49 by buildguy) : org.pentaho.di.core.exception.KettleConversionException:
    2017/02/09 16:03:11 - Select values.0 -
    2017/02/09 16:03:11 - Select values.0 - created_at_with_timezone String : couldn't convert string [04/28/2011 08:48:51 UTC] to a date using format [yyyy/MM/dd HH:mm:ss.SSS] on offset location 19
    2017/02/09 16:03:11 - Select values.0 - 04/28/2011 08:48:51 UTC

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    Last edited by Jahnavi; 02-09-2017 at 06:39 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2015


    The Format string tells the step what to expect in the string field, so it should reflect the data you *have* in the string, not the data you *want*.

    In this case you should select or manually enter "MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss zzz". See also:

    Once it's converted to Date format, Pentaho will be able to deliver the correct format to most (database) outputs. Only if exporting to text files again will you need to specify the output format and then you use the one you posted in the question.
    Last edited by Isha Lamboo; 02-09-2017 at 11:08 AM. Reason: added comment on output formatting

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2016


    Thanks Isha. Its Working.

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