Avatar of Sha1395
Sha1395
 asked on

Convert DateTime String to Datetime

Hi i have a value coming from external


Am getting string value (07/03/2011 12:00:00 AM ) and i want to convert to DateTime and update the Database.

At present am trying below methods but still no go...

Option 1:DateTime  myDateTime=System.Convert.ToDateTime(item.StartDate);

Option 2:

string strDateTime = sampledate; (when i use this "it shows Cannot implicitly convert type system.DateTime ? to String)
DateTime myDateTime = DateTime.Parse(strDateTime );

Please some one guide me what is the right way to convert
C#

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Sha1395

8/22/2022 - Mon
Paul Jackson

The error you say you're getting with option 2 implies that sampledate is already in system.datetime format
Sha1395

ASKER
even i thought the same but when i pass the value as it is to DB,i gotta an error can't convert type from string to DateTime.

Paul Jackson

What code are you using to pass to the database
All of life is about relationships, and EE has made a viirtual community a real community. It lifts everyone's boat
William Peck
Dmitry G

I believe you problem is simple.

string strDateTime = sampledate;

The sampledate variable is a DateTime variable, I believe, not a string. Therefore you need to convert it to string. E.g.,

string strDateTime =  sampledate.ToLongDateString();
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Dmitry G

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
Sha1395

ASKER
Thanks for all your help.

Here is my code

when i try to pass here

 changed the code like below

 string strDateTime = item.StartDate (can't implictly convert type system.datetime?tostring)
 DateTime myDateTime = System.DateTime.Parse(strDateTime);

still throwing error
Sha1395

ASKER
nothing worked me...but if i use the below code

DateTime strDateTime = System.Convert.ToDateTime(item.StartDate); its not showing any error

but i couldn't understand the value am getting is string or already am getting date time ?
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
Sha1395

ASKER

Right now am using the below code...it get in to "TESTOK"


DateTime strDateTime = System.Convert.ToDateTime(item.StartDate);
                string conv=System.Convert.ToString (strDateTime);
                DateTime dateToSave;
                bool canParse = DateTime.TryParse(conv, out dateToSave);

                if (canParse)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("Testok");
                }
                else
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("Fail");
                }
Sha1395

ASKER
This is the code

DateTime strDateTime = System.Convert.ToDateTime(item.StartDate);
 string conv=System.Convert.ToString (strDateTime); 
DateTime dateToSave; 
dateToSave = DateTime.Parse(conv); 

Open in new window


Here is the below value am getting "dateToSave = {23/03/1992 12:00:00 AM}" but when it pass it to DB am getting error "Error Converting data type Char to datetime"