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Language: Active Server Pages (ASP)
Expertise: Beginner
Aug 10, 1999

Passing Dates to Databases from ASP

Question:
How can I pass a date to a database using ASP?

Answer:

The answer depends on what database you are using. Say you are using a variable called 'strDate' to hold your date value. If you are using Access, build a string:

strSQL = " valid sql string " & "#" & strDate & "#"

If you are using SQL Server, Sybase, or Oracle, build a string:

strSQL = " valid sql string " & "'" & strDate & "'"

Note the difference is in the delimiters used for sending the date variable. Access uses the pound sign (#), the others use the singe quote (').

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