bcp error: Text column data incomplete and Invalid character value for cast specification

no_name_id 21 Reputation points
2021-06-25T21:24:05.69+00:00

I have some CSV files which I would like to load in a database table which is as follows

DB TABLE

CREATE TABLE [EVT_STREAM].EventON [PRIMARY]

CSV file content is as follows

TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 260, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 66, 'event_string': 'STERILE_ADAPTER_PARTIAL_BEGIN', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:01|2021-06-25-18:05:01
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 0, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 9042, 'event_string': 'SA_SW2_PRESENT', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:01|2021-06-25-18:05:01
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 260, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 66, 'event_string': 'STERILE_ADAPTER_PARTIAL_BEGIN', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:01|2021-06-25-18:05:01
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 0, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 9040, 'event_string': 'SA_SW1_PRESENT', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:02|2021-06-25-18:05:02
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 100, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 63, 'event_string': 'STERILE_ADAPTER_ON', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:03|2021-06-25-18:05:03
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 0, 'rsdb': {'array_index': 0, 'data_id': 162, 'data_id_string': 'SUDB_PSC', 'key': 3067, 'key_index': 3, 'key_string': 'SUDB_KEY_PSC_USM_STERILE_ADAPTER_ON', 'new_value': 1, 'old_value': 0, 'rsdb_id': 268521760}}|2021-06-25-18:05:04|2021-06-25-18:05:04
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 32, 'snapshot_kk': {'snapshot_data': [53563, 53563], 'snapshot_kk_entry': [{'is_float': 0, 'kk_id': 12, 'kk_id_str': 'SYS_CYCLE_COUNT_GBL', 'num_dofs': 1}, {'is_float': 0, 'kk_id': 12, 'kk_id_str': 'SYS_CYCLE_COUNT_GBL', 'num_dofs': 1}], 'snapshot_kk_hdr': {'gmt_timestamp': 1563473826, 'manip_bitfield': 543, 'mid': 0, 'psc_model_type': 0, 'snapshot_session': 9, 'ss_timestamp': 53563, 'ssc1_model_type': 1, 'ssc2_model_type': 0, 'table_idx': 0, 'trigger': 1, 'trigger_mid': 3, 'trigger_str': 'SNAPSHOT_TRIGGER_STERILE_ADAPTER_ON'}}}|2021-06-25-18:05:04|2021-06-25-18:05:04
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 32, 'snapshot_kk': {'snapshot_data': [53563, 53563], 'snapshot_kk_entry': [{'is_float': 0, 'kk_id': 12, 'kk_id_str': 'SYS_CYCLE_COUNT_GBL', 'num_dofs': 1}, {'is_float': 0, 'kk_id': 12, 'kk_id_str': 'SYS_CYCLE_COUNT_GBL', 'num_dofs': 1}], 'snapshot_kk_hdr': {'gmt_timestamp': 1563473826, 'manip_bitfield': 543, 'mid': 0, 'psc_model_type': 0, 'snapshot_session': 9, 'ss_timestamp': 53563, 'ssc1_model_type': 1, 'ssc2_model_type': 0, 'table_idx': 1, 'trigger': 1, 'trigger_mid': 3, 'trigger_str': 'SNAPSHOT_TRIGGER_STERILE_ADAPTER_ON'}}}|2021-06-25-18:05:05|2021-06-25-18:05:05
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 916833, 'a1': 916839, 'a2': 808385, 'a3': 16, 'event': 9040, 'event_string': 'SA_SW1_PRESENT', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:06|2021-06-25-18:05:06
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 100, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 63, 'event_string': 'STERILE_ADAPTER_ON', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:06|2021-06-25-18:05:06

BCP command is as follows and errors

I have some CSV files which I would like to load in a database table which is as follows

DB TABLE

CREATE TABLE [EVT_STREAM].[Event](
    [SystemName] [varchar](25) NOT NULL,
    [Router] [varchar](128) NULL,
  [Event] [nvarchar](max) NULL,
  [ReceivedAt] [datetime] NOT NULL,
  [InsertedAt] [datetime] NOT NULL
)ON [PRIMARY]

CSV file content is as follows

TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 260, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 66, 'event_string': 'STERILE_ADAPTER_PARTIAL_BEGIN', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:01|2021-06-25-18:05:01
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 0, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 9042, 'event_string': 'SA_SW2_PRESENT', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:01|2021-06-25-18:05:01
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 260, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 66, 'event_string': 'STERILE_ADAPTER_PARTIAL_BEGIN', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:01|2021-06-25-18:05:01
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 0, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 9040, 'event_string': 'SA_SW1_PRESENT', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:02|2021-06-25-18:05:02
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 100, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 63, 'event_string': 'STERILE_ADAPTER_ON', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:03|2021-06-25-18:05:03
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 0, 'rsdb': {'array_index': 0, 'data_id': 162, 'data_id_string': 'SUDB_PSC', 'key': 3067, 'key_index': 3, 'key_string': 'SUDB_KEY_PSC_USM_STERILE_ADAPTER_ON', 'new_value': 1, 'old_value': 0, 'rsdb_id': 268521760}}|2021-06-25-18:05:04|2021-06-25-18:05:04
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 32, 'snapshot_kk': {'snapshot_data': [53563, 53563], 'snapshot_kk_entry': [{'is_float': 0, 'kk_id': 12, 'kk_id_str': 'SYS_CYCLE_COUNT_GBL', 'num_dofs': 1}, {'is_float': 0, 'kk_id': 12, 'kk_id_str': 'SYS_CYCLE_COUNT_GBL', 'num_dofs': 1}], 'snapshot_kk_hdr': {'gmt_timestamp': 1563473826, 'manip_bitfield': 543, 'mid': 0, 'psc_model_type': 0, 'snapshot_session': 9, 'ss_timestamp': 53563, 'ssc1_model_type': 1, 'ssc2_model_type': 0, 'table_idx': 0, 'trigger': 1, 'trigger_mid': 3, 'trigger_str': 'SNAPSHOT_TRIGGER_STERILE_ADAPTER_ON'}}}|2021-06-25-18:05:04|2021-06-25-18:05:04
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 32, 'snapshot_kk': {'snapshot_data': [53563, 53563], 'snapshot_kk_entry': [{'is_float': 0, 'kk_id': 12, 'kk_id_str': 'SYS_CYCLE_COUNT_GBL', 'num_dofs': 1}, {'is_float': 0, 'kk_id': 12, 'kk_id_str': 'SYS_CYCLE_COUNT_GBL', 'num_dofs': 1}], 'snapshot_kk_hdr': {'gmt_timestamp': 1563473826, 'manip_bitfield': 543, 'mid': 0, 'psc_model_type': 0, 'snapshot_session': 9, 'ss_timestamp': 53563, 'ssc1_model_type': 1, 'ssc2_model_type': 0, 'table_idx': 1, 'trigger': 1, 'trigger_mid': 3, 'trigger_str': 'SNAPSHOT_TRIGGER_STERILE_ADAPTER_ON'}}}|2021-06-25-18:05:05|2021-06-25-18:05:05
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 916833, 'a1': 916839, 'a2': 808385, 'a3': 16, 'event': 9040, 'event_string': 'SA_SW1_PRESENT', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:06|2021-06-25-18:05:06
TEST_1|server|{'message_type': 2, 'super_evt_non_error': {'a0': 100, 'a1': 0, 'a2': 0, 'a3': 0, 'event': 63, 'event_string': 'STERILE_ADAPTER_ON', 'history_buffer_id': 3, 'history_buffer_string': 'HISTORY_BUFFER_UI_EVT', 'mid': 3, 'mid_string': 'AIM4'}}|2021-06-25-18:05:06|2021-06-25-18:05:06

BCP command is as follows and errors

bcp EVT_STREAM.Event in fcboqgiuny.csv -S sw2sql01.dv.local,1517 -U appdbowner -P appdbowner1 -t  "|"  -c

Starting copy...
SQLState = S1000, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Text column data incomplete
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification
SQLState = 22005, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server]Invalid character value for cast specification

BCP copy in failed
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  1. Erland Sommarskog 100.9K Reputation points MVP
    2021-06-25T21:40:43.177+00:00

    The dates have a funky format: 2021-06-25-18:05:06. The hyphen between the day and the hour is unexpected and causes things to south.

    I think the best bet is import into a staging table with string columns instead of datetime and then add a second step to interpret the dates.

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  1. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,436 Reputation points
    2021-06-28T04:21:28.987+00:00

    Hi @no_name_id ,

    Time type data must be formatted with ToString ("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.fff"), otherwise there may be errors in bcp import.

    To add: The structure of the table may also cause bcp errors.
    To quickly check out, whether the imported and exported two table structures are consistent, use the following command:

    bcp {DBName.dbo.Table} format nul -n -f aa.txt -S %DBSERVER% -U"%DBUSERNAME%" -P"%DBPWD%"  
    

    In the display result, you can see all the field information of the imported and exported files. The error can be judged by the inconsistency of the two file information.

    Best regards,
    Seeya


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  2. no_name_id 21 Reputation points
    2021-06-29T16:34:02.133+00:00

    yes having incorrect date format was the issue, many thanks.

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