Insert DateTime value in SQL-server

Hi experts,

probably an easy one...

A db on sql-server (2000),
has a table 'tbl_ResTest' with a datetime field (fldResDate)

Using a stored procedure:
CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[sp_DocNumAddDoc]
@dtResDate DateTime

Insert into tbl_ResTest





In VB :
strSQL = "Execute sp_DocNumAddDoc " _
& "#" & CDate(txtResDate.Text) & "#"

objConn.Execute (strSQL)


The date entered in the textbox 'txtResDate' looks like: 12/03/2003

On executing it errors out with "[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Line 1 : Incorrect syntax near '/'."

In what format should the date be?
(the example shown is just what it is, an example ;-) )
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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
Hi Paurths,

I would always use this:

strSQL = "Execute sp_DocNumAddDoc " _
& "'" & Format(txtResDate.Text,"yyyy-mm-dd") & "'"

This ensures that the date is in a format that is unambiguous to SQL server and also is correctly surrounded in ' characters rather than # which is usually used with access (which I know you are familiar with!).


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PaurthsAuthor Commented:
Hi Tim,

thanx for the quick response.

Now it errors out with "Error converting data type varchar to datetime"

PaurthsAuthor Commented:
solved now, Tim.

I was still accepting dtResDate as datetime,
changed that to varchar and it works now.

Thanx for your assistance
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Hey TimCotte, you posted in

code for taskstuff in win9x, i really need it for winnt. Hope you'll see this.

Greetz, Sven
TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:

have a look at the code posted by eddykt in

It contains an example which works for NT (based on some code I have submitted here before.)
thnx alot
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