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Postby makkena » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:30 am

I had a requirement to change column of a table from integer to char.The table has data.can any one pls tell the steps to do that.Data should be retained.
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Postby dick scherrer » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:36 am

Hello,

Unload the data, make the column definition change, reformat the unloaded data to the proper format data, load the data.
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Re: column change

Postby makkena » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:42 am

Thanks for the reply.I tried that.The data is not gtting loaded.facing the below error.

DSNU390I -D820 151 06:06:10.78 DSNURWUF - INVALID CONVERSION FOR FIELD - ACCOUNT_NBR

151 06:06:10.80 DSNUGBAC - UTILITY EXECUTION TERMINATED, HIGHEST RETURN CODE=8
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Postby makkena » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:44 am

Sorry..i didnot format the data.Could you please let me know how to format the data.
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Re: column change

Postby dick scherrer » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:19 am

Hello,

Read the unloaded data with the old format data and write a new file with the data formatted to match the new column definition.

One way to do this would be to use your sort product. Another would be to write a little bit of actual code.
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Re: column change

Postby GuyC » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:02 pm

You could have unloaded char(int_col1). Sort is the way to go now I guess.
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