[RESOLVED] how to insert null date
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    [RESOLVED] how to insert null date

    Hey everyone. I have some date fields that I want to not have any dates during a record creation. I figured the way to go would be to insert NULL. The way I'm going about it now gives me a Type mismatch error. How do I go about doing this? VB 2008 Standard/Access 2007

    Code:
      command.CommandText = "INSERT INTO IssueTbl(HardwareID,SoftwareID,Description,OpenedDate,AssignedDate,ClosedDate) " & _
               "VALUES('" & selHardware & "', " & _
               "'" & selSoftware & "', " & _
               "'" & Me.txtDescription.Text & "', " & _
               "'" & Now & "', " & _
               "'" & DBNull.Value & "', " & _
               "'" & DBNull.Value & "')"
    Last edited by viperbyte; November 24th, 2010 at 01:46 PM. Reason: Forgot to mention IDE and database

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    Re: how to insert null date

    The DB has to have NULLABLE types. That's a bad way to initialize a date, though. Create one from 100 years ago, or 1000.
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    Re: how to insert null date

    I used the 1000 years approach. That worked but I hope to one day know how others feel about how to setup a datetime field that won't have real information in it till the future. Thanks for the suggestion.

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