I have a C# application that loops through an excel file and grabs the values from the fields to insert into our sql database. One of the fields in the excel file has dates in the following format 4/13/2012. This value is supposed to go into a datetime field in sql server, yet no matter what i try I keep getting an error inserting it. What is the best way to go about taking a string such as 4/12/2012 and getting it into the database. Also will i need single quotes around the value in the query or not? Thanks for any help.