SQL query to select the values between dates

Hi guys..

I stucked up with one query i think so simple..

I am writing one application in whcih i have to  select the values between  dates..
I am writing the query like this.. in VB

sql="select  file_name from abc where sdate between '" & text1.text  &"' and  '" & text2.text & "'"

where i am getting the values in textboxes from calendar..

but this query is showing errors

 pls let me know this  query how to write the  sql to selecct between dates.. it s urgent

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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
what database?
rajender123Author Commented:
I am using SQL  database and  i am using one table which has  one date column, namely sdate .

I   want the  values from one table   only

table has the following cols:-
file_name, sdate, client_no,name
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
Hi rajender123,

if you are using SQL Server, just give your dates as yyyy/mm/dd and it will work

sql="select  file_name from abc where sdate >= # " & format(text1.text,"mm/dd/yyyy")  &" # and sdate <= # " & format(text1.text,"mm/dd/yyyy")  &"#"

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
In SQL Server, this is the fail-proof method (assuming that the values of text1.text and text2.text are correctly entered as date values):
sql="select  file_name from abc where sdate between convert(datetime,'" & format(cdate(text1.text) , "YYYY-MM-DD") &"',120) and  convert(datetime,'" & format(cdate(text2.text), "YYYY-MM-DD") & "', 120)"

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