How to – convert a blank string to Null for DateTime field – SSIS – Nishant Rana’s Weblog

Recently while writing an SSIS package, we were getting the below exception.

System.Exception: Error: Failed to set field ‘birthdate’ value to ” for entity ‘contact’ (field type: DateTime, value type: String). System.FormatException: String was not recognized as a valid DateTime. (SSIS Integration Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics 365, v10.2.0.6972 – DtsDebugHost, v14.0.3025.39)

We were getting the exception because the source table was having the birth date field as a string…

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• Microsoft Certified Professional in Microsoft Dynamics CRM (CRM 3.0 to CRM 2016), Microsoft SharePoint (2007 and 2013) and Microsoft .NET with 10+ years of experience.
• 10 years of working experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM starting with CRM 3.0 to CRM 2016 on various project aspects: analysis, designing, developing, leading team etc.
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Author: Nishant Rana

• Microsoft Certified Professional in Microsoft Dynamics CRM (CRM 3.0 to CRM 2016), Microsoft SharePoint (2007 and 2013) and Microsoft .NET with 10+ years of experience. • 10 years of working experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM starting with CRM 3.0 to CRM 2016 on various project aspects: analysis, designing, developing, leading team etc. • An avid blogger who likes to learn, help, share and contribute in Community. • Author of “Nishant Rana’s Weblog” (https://nishantrana.wordpress.com/), technical blog on Microsoft .NET technologies with more than 2.5 million hits and 800 followers. The blog is also recognized as one of the top 35 blogs on Microsoft Dynamics CRM. • Twitter account https://twitter.com/nishantranaCRM with more than 500 followers, which includes MVP(s) and experts in Microsoft Dynamics CRM. • Technical Reviewer of following books on Microsoft Dynamics CRM. https://nishantrana.wordpress.com/books-reviewed/

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