Stumped by one data element

Running a standard transformation, I’m encountering an occasional source data error (e.g. an alpha in an INTEGER column). Of course, the script halts immediately. The source environment is highly customized and there will be a few of these.

DataException: [Vertica]VJDBC ERROR: Could not convert “R03B802” from column table.numeric_field to a float8

This error message does not reveal a row number.

I’m loading over 20M records, so going back to source to locate and fix each data anomaly and then going through a long reload each time … ugh.

I can’t get to the juicy part of this great tool because of the time spent returning to source data, one element at a time, cleansing and reloading.

I’m new to this, but it seems like I’m missing something simple here. Is there a way to patch data post-extraction?


The easiest way would probably be to adjust the column data type which you specify when creating your table. Could you try to change that to VARCHAR?

Best regards,