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Dateformat in SQL SERVER 2005

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HI,

How do i get date in different format as output.
User gives a string 11/21/2005
and also gives dateformat MM/DD/YYYY
I have to insert this value in SQL SERVER 2005


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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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select convert(datetime, '11/21/2005', 101)

alternatively:
SET DATEFORMAT MDY
select convert(datetime, '11/21/2005' )

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by:anusdesai
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Hi,
i get an error when i type SET DATEFORMAT MDY
select convert(datetime, '11/21/2005' )
Let Set statements are no longer supported...


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by:anusdesai
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I am using vb.net 2.0
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by:anusdesai
ID: 18824577
Hi,
I ned a function in my application to convert the string in the date format given by the user and then insert the value in sql.

Regards.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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if the user gives the date in the format you told in the question, then you simply put that value into the sql as I showed above.
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by:anusdesai
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Hi,
How can i put this in query?


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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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please show the code that you use in vb.net to run a query.
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by:anusdesai
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Besides I dont want to change the date format of sql server ...
Example...user has given
05/02/2005
he mentions
MM/DD/YYYY....
WHEN I CONVERT the string  IT TO A DATE
IT shows 05/02/2005 which according to system date is DD/MM/YYYY AND WHEN I SAVE IN SQL

YYYY/MM/DD IT gets saved as 2005/02/05 which is wrong as i expect 2005/05/02
How can I do it?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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please, show the code that you use in vb.net to run a query.
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by:anusdesai
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Hi,
Sorry for the delay..
I have a column in datagridview for entering  date format
 Me.clmDTF.DataPropertyName = "DATA_TYPE_FORMAT"
        Me.clmDTF.HeaderText = "SPECIAL TYPE"
        Me.clmDTF.Name = "clmDTF"
I am loading a file in database depending on the  columns given.
In file the data is:
23/12/2004   xys  fgfg  

Query
   strsql = "Insert into " & frmmain.txttablename.Text & "( refno," & frmmain.txtdateText & ")VALUES(@refno,@" & frmmain.txtdate.Text & ")"

                        Dim command As New SqlCommand(strsql, cndb)

                        If fieldname <> "" Then
                            command.Parameters.AddWithValue("@refno", fieldname)
                            command.Parameters.AddWithValue("@" & frmmain.txtdate.Text & "", frmmain.txtfielddate.Text)


                            command.ExecuteNonQuery()
                        End If



       '''''''''''''''''''
 & frmmain.txtprmt.Text & is for the formated date.


Regards.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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just try to change the strsql contents like this:

strsql = "SET DATEFORMAT DMY   Insert into " & frmmain.txttablename.Text & "( refno," & frmmain.txtdateText & ")VALUES(@refno,@" & frmmain.txtdate.Text & ")"

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r1937 earned 500 total points
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Hi,
To answer your original question:

Dim strMyDate As String
strMyDate = Format(DateTime.ParseExact("11-21-2005", "MM-dd-yyyy", _
Globalization.CultureInfo.CurrentCulture), "yyyy-MM-dd")

This will convert from MM-dd-yyyy to yyyy-MM-dd

To apply to your code, just replace the example date "11-21-2005" with frmmain.txtdate.Text and SQL to be like:

   strsql = "Insert into " & frmmain.txttablename.Text & "( refno," & frmmain.txtdate.Text & ")VALUES(@refno, '" & strMyDate & "')"

I am not sure about your SQL, but make sure date goes like '2005-11-21' - (within apostrophes - as I can remember).

Hope this will help, Good luck.

r1937
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by:anusdesai
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Hi Experts,

Thanks a lotz..will try and get back..

Regards.
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by:anusdesai
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Hi r1937,

It works great only if MM is in Uppercase but, the user can enter it in lower case in that case it takes the minutes...is there any method in either case it will work correct for foramttting the date.
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by:r1937
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What about taking the entered date format into a string and then do a validation check or write code to convert mm to MM.
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by:anusdesai
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Yes works gr8

Cheers mate...
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by:anusdesai
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HI,

Can you suggest what it will be in oracle 9i.

Regards.
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by:r1937
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I am not familiar with Oracle, but most simple SQL will be the same.
As I think Oracle dates goes like "dd-MMM-yyyy". Again I do not know Oracle.
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by:anusdesai
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I found it...
Cheers Mate
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