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i have some datetime value in an employee database (datetime field in sql).  everytime i send over a blank value when i update or add something it comes back with 1/1/1900 value.  how do i send a blank value to a datetime field?

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First, use CFPARAM tag to set a default value:

<cfparam default="" name="FORM.SomeDateField">

Then use the CFQUERYPARAM tag and the NULL attribute on the date field:

<cfquery ...>
INSERT INTO SomeTable (SomeDateField)
        (<cfqueryparam cfsqltype="cf_sql_timestamp" null="#YesNoFormat(Trim(FORM.SomeDateField) EQ "")#" value="#FORM.SomeDateField#">)
</cfquery>

The cfqueryparam tags null attribute can be used to send a NULL value to the database, which is essentially a blank value as long as the field accepts null values.  The YesNoFormat function returns back a yes if the FORM.SomeDateField is blank and no if it contains data.
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by:anandkp
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Set default to null !
I dont see why u want to update it !
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