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

Roderick A. Anderson raanders at tsmg.us
Wed Sep 15 14:38:59 EDT 2004

This arrived about 5 minutes after I discovered this (see my other
message) and therefore making a complete fool of myself!  But you
confirm my findings.

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

Frediano Ziglio wrote:
> Il mer, 2004-09-15 alle 20:03, Roderick A. Anderson ha scritto:
>>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?
> Try ISO format like '2004-09-15 05:05:05'. There is also an ODBC syntax
> {ts 2004-09-15 05:05:05} that should be supported by all ODBC drivers.
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