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Anonymous
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Data Refresh Error and All Zero Dates

Hello. I am having an issue when I attemp to do a data refresh from the PBI browser based tool. It refreshes fine from the desktop I am getting the following error:

 

Data source error:Not a legal OleAut date.. The exception was raised by the IDataReader interface. Table: hbdg customer_order_line_item.

 

I found and fixed some obvious date problems where the year obviously wrong (0217 instead of 2017, etc.), but am still getting the error on this table. I have many entries where the date shows NULL and many where the date shows 0000-00-00 and my question is does anyone know if the zeros can cause the refresh to fail? Thanks!

 

J

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SteveCampbell
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Yes, this would cause an error (see this thread).

 

The easiest way to fix it without doing it manually:

- Open the query editor

- Click the Add Column tab and click Cusom Column.

 - Enter:

 

   if [Date] > #date(1900, 1, 1) then [Date] else null

      (if your Date column is called something else, replace [Date] with your column name

 

- Copy the name of the old Date Column

- Delete the old Date column 

- Rename the new column as exactly what the old column was (that you copied)

 

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SteveCampbell
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Yes, this would cause an error (see this thread).

 

The easiest way to fix it without doing it manually:

- Open the query editor

- Click the Add Column tab and click Cusom Column.

 - Enter:

 

   if [Date] > #date(1900, 1, 1) then [Date] else null

      (if your Date column is called something else, replace [Date] with your column name

 

- Copy the name of the old Date Column

- Delete the old Date column 

- Rename the new column as exactly what the old column was (that you copied)

 

gif.gif

 

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Anonymous
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Woohoo! Thank you Steve!!!

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