storing a date with an ASP and MS Access
Posted on 1998-04-28
I am trying to use the now() and/or getdate() functions in an ASP to initialize a text box with today's date. This works fine. I then use a regular HTML submit to pass that date through several ASP's before actually committing it to the database. It looks like it keeps the right format all the way until it writes it to my Access db.
Now I have a field date_out defined in Access as a date/time data type. When I look in how it is stored in db, Access gives it a default time (not even a date even though I have it formatted as short date only). This prevents me from searching on a date and just pulling out that field.
Does anyone have any idea why my date format would be lost in there?
An idea. That the submit of the form loses the date format and converts it to a string. Yet, Access will usually give an error if you try to assign a string to a date type, as it has when I try to explicitly use a string.
Any thoughts on this?