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CAST Expression Error - Missing Operator

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I am getting the following error when executing a CAST in my SQL statement:
[ODBC][Microsoft dBase Driver]Syntax Error (missing operator) in query 'CAST (STARTDATE AS DATE)'

My SQL statement is:
SELECT CAST (STARTDATE AS DATE) AS ENDDATE FROM {Table}

According to all my books, this is correct.  STARTDATE is a
date in string format (mm/dd/yy)  What "missing operator" is the MS driver looking for?

Thanks!
 -Brent
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Commented:
Hi,

TRY:
select convert(datetime, STARTDATE) as EndDate
from TableName

(Hope this helped.)
Jim

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