Saving dates older than 1752 using ADO to MS Access?

Posted on 2002-07-05
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hello experts,

I am using ADO to save a recordset to an MS Access database. I cant save a any date older than 01/01/1753. I realize this is when the Gregorian calander kicked in.

My code looks like:
rsADO(lcounter - 1) = CDate(strout)

The error when strout is older than 01/01/1753
[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver]Datetime field overflow (null)

Help. I'm stuck.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Do you try to set the format of your date field in MS Access or regional setting (date tab) in control panel?

I am not sure can solve your problem or not..  but you can try.. good luck. ^_^
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Sorry, ADO filed supports since December 30, 1899
In other hand, if you could define the field as adDBDate, it APPEARS to supports any date (A date value (yyyymmdd) (DBTYPE_DBDATE))
Hope it helps
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Optionally, you could use dateserial function and save the date as double and do the conversion outside db. Just a guess.

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How about save your data as string with fixed format?
for example dd/mm/yyyy format, 01/01/1753 save as 01011753 or 01/01/1753.

Then you know first two character represent day, last for characters represent year.

But if you do like this, you will have problem when comparing the date using SQL statement. ^_^

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or may be you can use some SQL command to convert it to date when you need to compare date in sql statement.


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Thanks for you suggestions experts. As it turns out, this is a documented bug with the MS Access ODBC Driver. Check out this link:;en-us;Q252699

I found out through a friend of mine. Can you beleive this bug still exists? Microsoft eh.
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