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An overflow occurred while converting to datetime.

Posted on 2013-11-08
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I'm trying to write a record to SQL CE using Linq to SQL and getting the following error message....

System.Data.SqlServerCe.SqlCeException: An overflow occurred while converting to datetime


Curiously, I'm not actually inserting a value into the DateTime field.

If I remove the DataTime attribute from my class then all is well.

Help (please) !
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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try this format for the date  yyyymmdd
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by:Dodsworth
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I'm not even writing a date to the table !
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by:ShazbotOK
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your Linq2Sql class that holds the Column names has a DateTime column set correct?
Example:
[Table(Name="Blah")]
public class MyTable
{
[Column(Name="MyDate" canbenull=true)]
public DateTime MyDate{get;set;}
}

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I would reccomend changing to this:
[Column(Name="MyDate" canbenull=true)]
public DateTime? MyDate{get;set;}  //declare DateTime value as nullable

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by:Dodsworth
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I'm using VB.net

 <Column> _
    Public Property sStartDate() As DateTime
        Get
            Return m_sStartDate
        End Get
        Set(value As DateTime)
            m_sStartDate = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private m_sStartDate As DateTime

I tried <Column(DbType="DateTime", CanBeNull = True)

but still no good :(
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by:Dodsworth
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Anyone?
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by:Kelvin Sparks
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I usually see that message when the datetime being passed is outside of the range accepted by the database. Common if data has been converted from ACcess or similar - or there is a typo in the date and 2013 has been entered as 201.

Is nearly always a data issue.

Kelvin
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Dodsworth earned 0 total points
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Firstly my date column didn't like a null value even tho I set it to CanBeNull !

Fixed it by passing:

.sStartDate = DateTime.Now.ToUniversalTime

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by:Dodsworth
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Fixed
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