[freetds] SOT: DBI::ODBC datetime format for update

Roderick A. Anderson raanders at tsmg.us
Wed Sep 15 14:34:37 EDT 2004

Geez I hate to reply to my own message.  Especially when I figure out
the answer a few minutes after sending it.

So beating my way through the MS SQL Server docs I found that the
_default_ datetime format is "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.sss".

Sorry to waste the bandwidth.

Roderick A. Anderson
Project Manager
Technology Services Management Group
Spokane WA, 99202

Roderick A. Anderson wrote:
> Sorry for the off topic post but my web searches have not produced an
> answer.  In fact I'm not necessarily looking for an answer but a pointer
> (or a  whack from a clue-stick) to where to look or the correct terms to
> use for my search.  I have tried all the obvious terms in various
> collections and combinations and only found information on how to change
> the output of datetime fields.
> I'm getting a failure message using DBI::ODBC on a Win2k server
> accessing a SQL Server database (different system) via a system dsn.  I
> can't figure out what format to use for a datetime field.  I've not had
> a problem doing similar operation using Win32::ODBC with a smalldatetime
> field.  But when using DBI::ODBC and updating a datatime field I get
> errors like this:
> DBI Error:DBD::ODBC::st execute failed: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server
> Driver] Invalid character value for cast specification (SQL-22018)(DBD:
> st_execute/SQLExecute err=-1) at script.pl line 77.
> The variable used is set to '09/15/04' but even attempts using '20040915
> 05:05:05' and variations fail.
> This goes away when I remove the code to update the datetime field.
> So where should I go or what should I search for?
> TIA,
> Rod
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