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How to convert String from source connector to DateTime in Dataset.


Level 1

Need to convert the String attribute from source connector(Data landing zone) to Date time in AEP.

Tried to convert using below methods but either it is throwing an error or updating the empty values.

  • dformat
  • zone_date_to_utc
  • make_date_time
  • date
  • set_date_part
  • zone_date_to_zone
  • date_part

Please let us know is there any other process to perform it.


Eg: Source data(String-"20220607") Expected output(DateTime)

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Level 3


I tried with the below and got the result, 

date('20220607', 'yyyyMMdd')


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Hi @birthariyamayank ,


Thanks for looking into the issue. Tried the above method still it return null values. PFA screenshot.



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Level 3

The field name should not be quoted.


I would also try, just in case


date(trim(field_name), 'yyyyMMdd')




Level 1

Thanks for looking this up further. But still get null values.


From Source column name is "Date Time". Tried both the methods nothing worked.


e.g: date(trim(Date_Time), 'yyyyMMdd')

       date(trim(DateTime), 'yyyyMMdd')