INSERT Statement into SQL Server

Posted on 2002-07-15
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I am trying to run this statement to insert a record into SQL Server but I am getting an error: Record Update Error on #. Does anyone know how to correct this SQL statement and get rid of the error?

SQL = "INSERT INTO [Chart Location] (MRN, FName, LName, DOB, Area, AttPhy, Visit, [Date], UserID, [Timestamp]) values('" + sMRN + "', '" + sFirst + "', '" + sLast + "', #" + sBirthDate + "#, '" + sArea + "', '" + sAttPhy + "', '" + sVisit + "', #" + sDate + "#, 'HL7 Sock', #" & Now() & "#)"
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ID: 7155600
The # signs are an MS Access'ism.  You should not need them when making a call directly to SQL server.  Try putting the dates inside single ticks like your other values.  SQL server will convert the strings to datetime values before it does the insert.

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BlackDiamond earned 300 total points
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Give it a try this way

SQL = "INSERT INTO [Chart Location] (MRN, FName, LName, DOB, Area, AttPhy, Visit, [Date], UserID, [Timestamp]) values('" + sMRN + "', '" + sFirst + "', '" + sLast + "', '" + sBirthDate + "', '" + sArea + "', '" + sAttPhy + "', '" + sVisit + "', '" + sDate + "', 'HL7 Sock', '" & Now() & "')"
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by:Anthony Perkins
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You also may have better luck with the date columns if you use a yyyy-mm-dd format, as in:
Format$(Now(), "YYYY-MM-DD")

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ID: 7155898
It also could give this error when you trying to insert not acceptable value.For example with wrong datatype or null for requered column.
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