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SSIS Script for handling bad dates

Oracle and SSIS both have the ability to handle dates which SQL server's DateTime type won't accept.
A reasonably simple solution is to leverage the script component to detect and repair the invalid dates... here's a step-by-step guide for doing exactly that...

  1. Add a script component to your data flow, in transform mode.
  2. Open the editor for the script component
  3. Under Input Columns, select all the date columns you want to repair, and set their usage type to READ/WRITE (this is vital, else the script will break).
  4. Under Script, click the edit script button
  5. Select and delete all text
  6. Paste the C# code from here
  7. Close the source code window, click OK to dismass the script editor.
  8. Run the data flow.
The script will efficiently detect date with bad years and attempt to correct them to something which SQL finds palettable.

Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!
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