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I have written the attached C# code for my web site using visual studio 2008. I have created a dataset for my reportviewer control that is getting filled from the results of a stored procedure. The results from that stored procedure are of the smalldatetime value. Everytime I run my web site I get the error: "Cannot convert string to datetime" on the line:

da.Fill(thisDataSet)

I guess I need to do a conversion somewhere? I also want to show my smalldatetime data as just the date without a time value attached, is this possible?

Thanks.
ReportViewer1.Visible = true;
        SqlConnection thisConnection = new SqlConnection(thisConnectionString);
        SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("CrucialDates.proc_ShowCrucialByDate", thisConnection);
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
        cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@DueDateFrom", tbCrucialSearchDateFrom.Text);
        cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@DueDateTo".ToString(), tbCrucialSearchDateTo.Text);
        SqlDataAdapter da = new SqlDataAdapter(cmd);
        System.Data.DataSet thisDataSet = new System.Data.DataSet();
        da.Fill(thisDataSet);
 
        ReportDataSource datasource = new ReportDataSource("CrucialDatesDataSet_proc_ShowCrucialByDate", thisDataSet.Tables[0]);
 
        ReportViewer1.LocalReport.DataSources.Clear();
        ReportViewer1.LocalReport.DataSources.Add(datasource);
        if (thisDataSet.Tables[0].Rows.Count == 0)
        {
            lblMessage.Text = "No Crucial Dates are due!";
        }
 
        ReportViewer1.LocalReport.Refresh();

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by:arhame
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Hmm, this is the syntax I use when doing a SQL datetime insert:

insertCommand.Parameters.Add("LaborDate", Data.SqlDbType.DateTime).Value = tbDateWorked.Text
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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Have you tried
        cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@DueDateFrom", Convert.ToDateTime(tbCrucialSearchDateFrom.Text));
        cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@DueDateTo".ToString(), Convert.ToDateTime(tbCrucialSearchDateTo.Text));

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by:Fernando Soto
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Hi Shepwedd;

Try changing the two lines in the code snippet.

Fernando
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@DueDateFrom", DateTime.Parse(tbCrucialSearchDateFrom.Text));
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@DueDateTo", DateTime.Parse(tbCrucialSearchDateTo.Text));

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by:Shepwedd
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kaufmed,

That worked, great!

I also want to show my smalldatetime data as just the date without a time value attached, is this possible?

Thanks.
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by:Shepwedd
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That worked as well Fernando.

Can you help me with my other question stated above?
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by:käµfm³d 👽
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DateTime objects have an overloaded ToString() method that takes a formatting parameter:
DateTime d = DateTime.Now;
 
d.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy");   // Note 'M' as opposed to 'm'; 'm' is for minutes

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by:Fernando Soto
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Hi Shepwedd;

I am not a ASP .Net programmer and am not sure about ReportViewer for the web. Let me look at the documentation and will post in a little while.

Fernando
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Thanks Fernando.
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by:Shepwedd
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kaufmed,

How do I use your suggested code so my reportviewer control shows the correctly formatted date?
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Hi Shepwedd;

Try the following:

When you design your MicrosoftReportViewer and have it all defined, Page, Group and Columns click on the Row with the Date Field, the text box should start with =Field!... Once the text box is selected right click on it and select Properties from the context menu. When the TextBox Properties windows open select the Format tab at the top of the page. To the right of the "Format code:" textbox their is a button with the text "...", click on it. When the Choose Format window opens select date in the left list box and in the right listbox select 5/8/2009. Then click on "OK" button, Then click on "OK" button again in the other window and that should do it.

Fernando
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by:Fernando Soto
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Hi Shepwedd;

Try the following:

When you design your MicrosoftReportViewer and have it all defined, Page, Group and Columns click on the Row with the Date Field, the text box should start with =Field!... Once the text box is selected right click on it and select Properties from the context menu. When the TextBox Properties windows open select the Format tab at the top of the page. To the right of the "Format code:" textbox their is a button with the text "...", click on it. When the Choose Format window opens select date in the left list box and in the right listbox select 5/8/2009. Then click on "OK" button, Then click on "OK" button again in the other window and that should do it.

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