Type mismatch: 'Format'

Posted on 2005-04-06
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Last Modified: 2008-02-07
Why does this:
Response.Write Format(Date(),"yyyymmdd")

Return this:
Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a000d'

Type mismatch: 'Format'

My objective is to take a datetime field from SQL Server and convert that date to the following format on, YYYYMMDD.

Thanks in advance...
Question by:matthewkhoury
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Expert Comment

ID: 13721991
format is not a valid vbscript function.  it's best to create a customized function to accomplish this:

function formatDateYMD(sDate)
   dim sY, sM, sD
   sY = Year(sDate)
   sM = Month(sDate)
   sD = Day(sDate)
   if Len(sM) = 1 then sM = "0" & sM
   if Len(sD) = 1 then sM = "0" & sD
   formatDateYMD = sY & sM & sD
end function
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Accepted Solution

Saqib Khan earned 400 total points
ID: 13722006
do it in your SQL statement instead

Select  convert(nvarchar(20), COL_NAME, 112) as MyDate From TableName

then MyDate will return YYYMMDD
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Expert Comment

ID: 13722008
oops sM should be sD in this line:

if Len(sD) = 1 then sD = "0" & sD
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Expert Comment

ID: 13722021
and test it with:

Response.write formatDateYMD(Date())

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