?
Solved

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

Posted on 2010-09-01
6
Medium Priority
?
625 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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')"

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:Al230762
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:YohanF
ID: 33575126
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')"

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Om Prakash
ID: 33575129
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')"
0
 
LVL 143

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 33575139
0
Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

 

Author Comment

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".


0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
YohanF earned 2000 total points
ID: 33575296
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')"
0
 

Author Comment

by:Al230762
ID: 33575350
YohanF: that worked. Thank you very much. Points awarded.
0

Featured Post

Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Access developers frequently have requirements to interact with Excel (import from or output to) in their applications.  You might be able to accomplish this with the TransferSpreadsheet and OutputTo methods, but in this series of articles I will di…
In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
Suggested Courses

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question