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What if you have a dBASE file with a date field and
when you do append date to that file from a text file that
contains a date value of zero?  

I am using Topaz for my database engine so i guess this
differs.  I use the statement AppendFromSDF and i get
an error message saying 00/00/00 is an invalid date.
I can append using dbase III using the same files.
Don't know what to do.
can anybody help?
thanks
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Maybe the date format is wrong.The date format is based on what your computer system is set.For example, the date format of  my computer system is "yy-M-d",so when I input "97-11-12" and "97/11/12",that is Nov 12,1997,they are both correct.Please try it.
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by:BlackDeath
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or try to use a

try
  append_gnagnagna
except
  // do nothing
end;

block around the posting proc, that should prevent the occurence of the error-message (at least, in my paradox-apps it worx with adding a zero-date and zero-time to a date/time-field).

Black Death.
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