Report returning 01/01/1900 in field when date value is null

Posted on 2007-10-16
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a query that provides data for a report one of the fields is a date type and will on occasion be empty, however when that is the case sql server returns the value '01/01/1900' I want the field to display nothing if there is no value
I tried  =iif(me.Value = 01/01/1900, " ","me.Value") without success
in the query I tried   ISNULL(sub.Date_Returned,'')as Date_Returned also without succes
Question by:deNZity
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 20088642
empty and NULL are not the same thing, especially not for date type...
now, with IIF() in the query, I assume you run the query on a linked table?
can you clarify?


Author Comment

ID: 20088680
hi thanks for reply.

The iif() is in the report, We use reporting services so in the textbox that displays the date I created an
expression =iif(me.Value = 01/01/1900, " ","me.Value")

in the actual query that provides the datasource I used ISNULL(sub.Date_Returned,'')
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
ID: 20088714
what about this sql server expression:

CASE WHEN sub.Date_returned < convert(datetime,  '1901-01-01' , 120) then NULL ELSE sub.date_returned end date_returned

Author Comment

ID: 20088742
Great stuff, thanks Angellll

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