Storing dates less than year 1900

Posted on 2009-04-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have  problem in storing dates less than year 1900 in sql server 2005. I get the following error message:
SqlDbType.SmallDateTime overflow.  Value '01/22/1898 00:00:00' is out of range.  Must be between 1/1/1900 12:00:00 AM and 6/6/2079 11:59:59 PM.
Can anybody help me to solve this problem,
Question by:JOLEEJJ
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change your column to datetime
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smalldatetime can only
datetime has a range of January 1, 1753, through December 31, 9999

and smalldatetime range is from January 1, 1900, through June 6, 2079

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If you need to store dates earlier than 1753 then you will have to use a varchar value

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