ganeshenoy
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Error while running the Normalize process

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The Normalize process on our Data Platform server is failing with the following error:

PUBLISH_DISC_TABLES: insert DISC_LOGICAL_DISKS ERROR Line 1 Error converting data type nvarchar to float. Warning: Null value is eliminated by an aggregate or other SET operation. Warning: Null value is eliminated by an aggregate or other SET operation.

I checked the PUBLISH_DISC_TABLES stored procedure, and it converts the values from the [Size 0] column of the [<name prefix>_LD] table  of the BDNA database to float before inserting it into the [CAPACITY] column of the [DISC_LOGICAL_DISKS] table of the BDNA_PUBLISH database. However the source column contains text values like '146 GB * 2' and others, which cannot be converted to float.

Can someone guide me on how to resolve this error?

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ChrisG
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This sounds like something that may need to be addressed in the data extraction process that is sending the non-numeric data to Data Platform. What data source is the data you're working with here coming from?

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ChrisG
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This sounds like something that may need to be addressed in the data extraction process that is sending the non-numeric data to Data Platform. What data source is the data you're working with here coming from?

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We are using a MS SQL database belonging to our (SharePoint based) enterprise architecture portal as the input to Normalize. But I was under the impression that the BDNA.<version prefix>_LD table holds the data of the Technopedia catalog and not the normalized data. Am I mistaken?

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Hi. The tables you refer to are internal staging tables used by Data Platform throughout the process. Your original error is because Data Platform is not anticipating character data in a numeric field.  If you've defined a GS_LOGICAL_DISK section in your extractor configuration file, verify that the numeric participants (e.g. freespace/size) do not contain any string values in the source data.