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VbVoice interprets the date from access incorrectly?

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Hi all,

I am using VbVoice from Pronexus. I use the DataFind control to lookup data in an access database, one field of which is a datetime field. Then I use a PlayGreeting control to play the date. The log shows an error that it can't interpret the data and it shows the date in the format "mm-dd-yyyy". VbVoice wants the format to be "mm/dd/yyyy". So it bombs. I'm using the ODBC driver with a DSN for access.

Is there a different driver I need to use?

I can override the DataFind control and put in SQL. But it doesn't seem to accept everything. If I use a to_char function or a convert function it does not accept it. Is there something else I can do with the SQL.

Lastly, I could skip the DataFind control and go to the code level to pull the date out of the database and format it correctly, but then how can I put the data back into a control field that the Play Greeting will recognize. I would like to avoid putting the Play Greeting in the code too.

Thoughts.
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by:deighton
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does the datafind control use a sql string?  if so you could use the format command on the date field in the sql string
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I have tried using an SQL String in the DataFind. I actually tested by cutting the string right out of the log. It looked like:
>SELECT [StartDate] FROM [MyTable]
The > is the key to using your own statement.
I tried adding a CONVERT function or a to_char function to this statement. But I just get an error every time. It seems as if I modify the statement at all, it doesn't like it.
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by:jnhgustin
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Well,

I guess there is no more input - I worked around the problem by setting up a "Transfer" variable and upon exiting the DataFind control, using the "exit" routine to populate the transfer variable with a correctly formatted date.

Thanks for the input.

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