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How to update a datetime field in SQL Server 2008 database from Access database query

Posted on 2010-09-01
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I have an Access database from which I run an update query on a SQL Server 2008 database table. This query always worked fine in SQL Server 2005 but now having migrated the database to SQL Server 2008 on a new Windows 2008 server, despite the database running under 2005 mode, the Access query fails when updating a datetime column. We always use the European dd/mm/yy format. The date is taken from an Access textbox with a Shortdate format (dd/mm/yy).

With a date of 1st Sept the date is stored as "2010-01-09.00:00:00:000" which is incorrect. With a date of 31st August I get an error: "The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value".

I have checked the regional settings in Windows 2008 which are set to Short date= dd/mm/yyyy as I had it on our old server.

The query is as shown in the code snippet. Hope you can help.


Dim DateStarted As Date
DateStarted = Format(Me.txtDateStarted, "dd/mm/yy")
(I have also tried DateStarted = Date)

strSQL = "INSERT INTO [SchDetails] (SchID, SchName, DateStarted, Paid, Dict) " & _
                "VALUES (" & schID & " , '" & SchName & "', '" & DateStarted & "', " & Paid & ", 'UK')"

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by:YohanF
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Use following, this will put the the month in 3 letter format in middle and hence the DB will recognise the date formnat used. I use this as a work around for the problem you just mentioned.
strSQL = "INSERT INTO [SchDetails] (SchID, SchName, DateStarted, Paid, Dict) " & _
                "VALUES (" & schID & " , '" & SchName & "', #" & format(DateStarted,"dd-mmm-yyyy") & "#, " & Paid & ", 'UK')"

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by:Om Prakash
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Try
Dim DateStarted As Date
DateStarted = Format(Me.txtDateStarted, "mm/dd/yy")
strSQL = "INSERT INTO [SchDetails] (SchID, SchName, DateStarted, Paid, Dict) " & _
                "VALUES (" & schID & " , '" & SchName & "', '" & DateStarted & "', " & Paid & ", 'UK')"
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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by:Al230762
ID: 33575281
YohanF: thanks for your response - I get an error whne trying your suggestion: "Incorrect syntax near '#'

om_prakesh_p: thank you also. Trying your suggestion, with a date of 1st Sept the query runs and the date is stored correctly as  "2010-09-01.00:00:00:000" HOWEVER - with 31st August date I get the same old error:"The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value".


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ok try it like this then -

strSQL = "INSERT INTO [SchDetails] (SchID, SchName, DateStarted, Paid, Dict) " & _
                "VALUES (" & schID & " , '" & SchName & "', '" & format(DateStarted,"dd-mmm-yyyy") & "', " & Paid & ", 'UK')"
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by:Al230762
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YohanF: that worked. Thank you very much. Points awarded.
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