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1886186 - Cannot be converted to data type DATE


  • Using Java IDoc Class Library 3.* in custom java program or 3rd party product so as to send IDoc to SAP system through JCO.
  • There is DATE type field in side IDoc that need to be send to SAP system.
  • When send DATE field in format other than YYYYMMDD or YYYY-MM-DD, there is error like below throw out: (6)
Value of segment field "xxxxx" cannot be converted to datatype DATE.
DOCUMENT: type=xxxxx, number=xxxx; SEGMENT: type=xxxx, definition=xxxx;
FIELD: name=xxxx, datatype=DATE, value=14062013



  • SAP Java IDoc Class Library 3.*



SAP Composition Environment all versions ; SAP NetWeaver all versions


IDocConversionException, IDOC_ERROR_FIELD_CONVERSION, YYYYMMDD, YYYY-MM-DD, MMDDYYYY, DDMMYYYY, IDoc, class, library, date, format , KBA , BC-MID-CON-JCO , Java-Connector , Problem

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