inserting a null value into sql from access RRS feed

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  • I'm trying to import a table from access to sql. When I try to import select null as [check] from table it shows an error the null value in the source table is a bigbinary and the column in destination table is an integer. How can I put a null value in a column in sql from the import wizard.

    Debra has a question

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:58 PM


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  • Hi Debra,

    This forum is used to discuss about Access developing issue, your issue is more related with SQL, I will move this thread to the more related forum.

    Reference: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/en-US/home?forum=sqlservermigration

    Thanks for your understanding.

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    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 3:29 AM
  • Hi Debra,

    Please post the full error message when you fail to import table from access to SQL Server.

    In addition, create a destination table that contains a binary or varbinary column, during the import process, map the bigbinary column to this new column in the Column mapping page and click Nullable to allow a null value.

    Lydia Zhang

    Lydia Zhang
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:55 AM
  • I am trying to use the sql import wizard to import a table from access to sql This is the query I put in to import:


    The import wizard automatically made the creditcardnumber column source as a bigbinary column even though in the destination it's an nvarchar, and the redepositdate column to bigbinary even though in the destination its a date. It didn't even allow me to click the finish button to complete the import because it was ok with the conversion of a bigbinary to an nvarchar but not the bigbinary to a date. The error message that is written is Found 1 unknown column type conversion The package will not be run. What should I do about it? I would really like to import a null value. (Is there a way to change the source column to be a date so there won't be any problems?)

    Debra has a question

    Friday, May 13, 2016 3:16 PM