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Posted on 2010-08-18
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I am using Visual Studio 2008

I am having problems with the SQL query for my datasource.

This the query in question:
SELECT        inc.Title AS Incident, inc.Description, inc.CustomerID, tech.Name AS TechName, prod.Name AS Product, cust.Name AS Customer, CONVERT([varchar](11),                       inc.DateOpened, 101) AS DateOpened, CONVERT([varchar](11), inc.DateClosed, 101) AS DateClosed
FROM            (((Incidents inc INNER JOIN
                         Technicians tech ON inc.TechID = tech.TechID) INNER JOIN
                         Products prod ON inc.ProductCode = prod.ProductCode) INNER JOIN
                         Customers cust ON inc.CustomerID = cust.CustomerID)


Error I receive:

Error Source: Microsoft JET Database Engine
Error Message: Undefined function 'CONVERT' in expression

I am using the same database that I use in SMSS and the query works fine.
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CONVERT is a SQL Server function.  For Access, use Format.  For, say, mm/dd/yyyy:Format(DateClosed, "mm/dd/yyyy")
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by:celdridgeMadman
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I'm not sure what type of data source you are trying to connect to here, but it's possible it doesn't support the CONVERT function.

You say it works in SSMS, if that's the case is this a Microsoft SQL Server? And if so, probably best the change the Database Engine from JET to native SQL or something similar.
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by:cyberkiwi
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If you are using Jet to connect to Sql server, there is something very wrong.
Check here for the connection string to use:

http://www.connectionstrings.com/sql-server-2005
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by:usky1
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I am trying some of you suggestions and will let you know what I got to work. Thanks for the input.
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by:usky1
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matthewspatrick:

I miissed a binding that was set for Access instead of SQL.

Thanks
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