DateTime.Now.ToShortDateString() and smalldatetime c#

I'm haveing a problem updateing the smalldatetime column in SQL server 2000.
i'm using C#

The command string looks like
string UpdateString= "INSERT INTO RISK_SCR (DateSCR, IMP, PROB) VALUES (" + DateTime.Now.ToShortDateString() + ",3,4)";

The output of the string looks like

All good right??
I'm catching the sqlexception and it pass and it updated the DB ...BUT in the smalldatetime column DateSCR it is defaulting to 1/1/1900, the default if nothing is entered.

kinda of strange that it updates with out a problem but doesn't update the smalldatetime column.
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Hi j_tipps


string UpdateString= "INSERT INTO RISK_SCR (DateSCR, IMP, PROB) VALUES ('" + DateTime.Now.ToShortDateString() + "',3,4)";

You need to include single quotes around the date otherwise it is evaluating it as an integer of 11 divided by 20 divided by 2004 which returns 0 which is the SQL Date of 1 Jan 1900.

Better still convert the string to the format "d mmm yyyy" eg. 20 Nov 2004, this way SQL Server will not incorrectly convert the date.

Cheers Sash

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j_tippsAuthor Commented:
haha thanks, how funny
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