800a01a8 Error - Object required: 'Date'

Posted on 2004-10-05
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am getting an error in my code when I try to get the current date. I am getting this error:

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a01a8'

Object required: 'Date'

/Calendar/Calendar.asp, line 3

When I try to run this code:

Set curDate = Date
If Request.QueryString("month") <> "" Then
Set curMonth = Request.QueryString("month")
Set curMonth = Month(curDate)
End If
If Request.QueryString("year") <> "" Then
Set curYear = Request.QueryString("year")
Set curYear = Year(Date)
End If
Set firstDayofMonth = WeekDay(DateSerial(curYear, curMonth, 1))
Set firstDayofMonthName = WeekDayName(WeekDay(DateSerial(Year(curDate), Month(curDate), 1)))
Set curMonthName = MonthName(curMonth)
If curMonth >= 12 Then
Set nxtMonth = 1
Set nxtMonth = curMonth + 1
End If
Set nxtMonthName = MonthName(curMonth + 1)
Set nxtYear = curYear + 1
Set lstDaylstMonth = Day(DateSerial(curYear, curMonth, 1-1))
Set lstDaylstMonthName = WeekDayName(WeekDay(lstDaylstMonth))
If curMonth <= 1 Then
Set prvMonth = 12
Set prvMonth = curMonth - 1
End If
Set prvMonthName = MonthName(prvMonth)
Set prvYear = curYear - 1

Select Case curMonth
Case 1,3,5,7,8,10,12
Set numDays = 31
Case 2
If curYear/4 = int(curYear/4) Then
Set numDays = 29
Set numDays = 28
End If
End Select
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
<title><%=curMonth%> - <%=curYear%></title>

I have tested the date function on another page and it has worked fine.

here is what has worked for me so far: (every part of it has worked on this page)

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
Month: <%=Month(Date)%><br>
Year: <%=Year(Date)%><br>
Day: <%=Day(Date)%><br>
MonthName(Month): <%=MonthName(Month(Date))%><br>
First Day of Month: <%=WeekDayName(WeekDay(DateSerial(Year(Date), Month(Date), 1)))%><br>
Last Day of Last Month: <%=Day(DateSerial(Year(Date), Month(Date), 1-1))%><br>
Last Day Name of Last Month: <%=WeekDayName(WeekDay(DateSerial(Year(Date), Month(Date), 1-1)))%><br>
Date: <%=Date%>

If there is some stupid thing i am doing then I wouldn't be suprized, because i am new to the asp programing language.

Thank you for your help.
Question by:chadreeves1
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Accepted Solution

kingsfan76 earned 125 total points
ID: 12232347
>>Set curDate = Date

change it to:

curDate = Date
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Expert Comment

ID: 12232359
"Set" is for use with object i believe (like Set rst=server.CreateObject("adodb.recordset"))
"Date" is a function, so you can't use "Set" with "Date"
Just use regular assignment statement and it should be fine.

Author Comment

ID: 12232369
I knew it was something stupid. I had to remove the "Set" from all of my variables
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Expert Comment

ID: 12232373
p.s. you need to remove all the "Set" in your assignment statements:

Set curMonth = Request.QueryString("month")
Set numDays = 28

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