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Date format DD.MM.YYYY to system date format mm/dd/yyyy


I created Infoobjects(ZVALIDFROM,ZVALIDTO) as char with the length 10 and I'm able to load data into PSA but when I try to load into the DSO/Cube the date format is DATS with length 8(standard). Basically I am mapping custom date field to system date format like mm/dd/yyyy(valid from ,valid to fields)

I am trying to write the routine in the transformations like below but i am getting wrong format as shown in the picture.

Concatenate  SOURCE_FIELDS-/BIC/ZVALIDTO+3(2) '/'



Thank you

Raghu Muvva

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    Oct 30, 2015 at 07:54 AM


    Can you show the screen of your data in PSA and the FIELDS tab in your datasource? I think you have CONVERSION routine in your datasource..From there we can tell you how to solve this scenarion in datasource or transformation level..



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  • Oct 29, 2015 at 08:29 PM

    Hi Raghavendra

    May I know what are you trying to achieve by doing this?

    My guess is when you run the report, you need to show the date in mm/dd/yyyy format. To get this done, you need to change the user settings in SU01.

    When this is done, whatever the format is in your cube, your report will allow you to enter the date in the configured format.

    You don't have to write any routines. Just leave it as direct mapping

    If your requirement is something else, please let us know. We will help you to get the right code

    Please update if it helps.



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  • Oct 29, 2015 at 09:35 PM

    Hi Raghu,

    W.r.t. date fields, you have to distinguish between internal and external format. The preferred approach is using Characteristics with reference to 0DATE (i.e. data type DATS). Internal format is always: yyyymmdd (yyyy for year, mm for month and dd for day). The external format is dependent on your user settings (t/code SU3).

    I don't know which DataSource you are dealing with. Here you can also switch between internal and external format. This way you might be able to link the DataSource fields to a Date Characteristic w/o any routine.

    If you cannot avoid using a routine, please be aware of the internal format yyyymmdd which you have to map to in routines.

    Best regards,


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