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Hi

I was wondering why the following don't work

String.Format("{0:d}", groupDataRow("StartDate"))
String.Format("{0:dd-MM-yyyy}", groupDataRow("StartDate"))

GroupDataRow is a datarowview. The startDate column in the underlying database is a calculated column from a mysql view which just returns the date part of a datetime column. I presume then that the datarowview is not classifying the calculated field as a date type because the above formats do work for columns that have type date. How can i find out what data type the data row view is assigning to StartDate?

many thanks
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Question by:andieje
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to test your field, you can use:

String.Format("{0}: {1}", groupDataRow("StartDate").GetType(), groupDataRow("StartDate"))
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by:andieje
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I don't know if you are still around. GetType doesn't return a value for this column. Does that mean it's an untyped column? The other columns have a type.
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>>GetType doesn't return a value for this column
it should return something, could you post the returning string?
also, could you post your original query?
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