Datset to xml file problem

Hi,
I have a dataset with a table in it and i am using the myDS.WriteXml("c:\test1.xml") function in vb.net 2005.
My dataset is built of a sql statement from SQL2005.
I have a date file and when i view it in debug mode the value is say 2008/11/17 12:00
but when it is written out to the xml file its in this format <QE_x0020_Date>2008-06-30T00:00:00+02:00</QE_x0020_Date>

Why is it adding T00:00:00+02:00

thanks
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CraigLazarAsked:
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Because that is the way that it was designed, and you don't have much control over the output format.  You can apply an XSLT transformation to the output to get what you need.
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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
thanks,
i found away around it, in my sql select statements i am using convert and cast functions and its seems to be formatting the data correctly now.

cheers
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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
thanks
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Can you show me what you did differently?
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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
well its giving me hassles again but what i did in my sql statement is i used the Convert funcion to convert the date field to a varchar(10),103 and then it comes down to my dataset and then writtn out to the xml file - but i am now having issues uding the datasapter on myweb service to return the adjusted data table.

hope this helps
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Bob LearnedCommented:
Is your date column as SMALLDATETIME or DATETIME column?
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CraigLazarAuthor Commented:
in sql its a datetime, does smalldatetime only store the date?
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Bob LearnedCommented:
SMALLDATETIME doesn't store the same precision for a date, so it loses some accuracy with seconds.  I only use DATETIME when I need that extra precision.
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