- Data types that you see in the Transformer page represent types that are understood by the product.
Tip: You can use the Change Column Type transformation to override the data type inferred for a column. However, if a new transformation step is added, the column data type is re-inferred, which may override your specific typing. You should consider applying Change Column Type transformations as late as possible in your recipes.
For more information on the available data types, see Supported Data Types.
NOTE: When specifying a data type by name, you must use the String value listed belowinternal value for the data type. The Data Type value in the column menu is the display name for the type.
For more information, see Valid Data Type Strings.
Change Datetime Data Type
If you are changing a column's data type to Datetime, you must also select a format string to apply to the column. In
Via column menus
You can apply a Datetime data type through the column menus. When you choose the Datetime data type, you must apply a format for your Datetime values. For more information, the available options can be selected after you select Datetime. see Choose Datetime Format Dialog.
Via Transform Builder
In the Transformer Builder, you can apply a specific transformation to format one or more columns to Datetime data type, using a specific format.
Tip: You can use the following transformation to change the format of a Datetime column.
This transformation looks like the following:
For more information, see Datetime Data Type.