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Time validation (IsTime)

Posted on 2005-05-04
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi, All!
The problem is I'm trying to move my data from Excel spreadsheet to  MS SQL DB.
It's very important to keep data clean, so I need validate some columns, one of them time
Let say time is 10:59a
IsDate("10:59a") = true
But it's wrong, SQL Server won't accept it.
Any ideas how to validate time like that.
Question by:bogdem
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Accepted Solution

JR2003 earned 300 total points
ID: 13928881
You could wirte an 'IsSQLServerDate' function and use tha instead.
Here's one it will need some work but you can get the idea of how to write one.

Public Function IsSQLServerDate(ByVal vIn)

    IsSQLServerDate = False
    If IsDate(vIn) Then
        IsSQLServerDate = True
        If Right(vIn, 1) = "a" Then
            IsSQLServerDate = False
        End If
    End If

End Function


Expert Comment

ID: 13930612
maybe because the native datatype for SQL is datetime or smalldatetime. which means that you need to pass the Date portion instead of just the time. so instead of placing "10:59a", it should be something like "05/04/2005 10:59am".

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