Microsoft KB Archive/107514

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FIX: "Invalid Date" Error When Using a Between Operator

ID: Q107514

2.50 2.50a WINDOWS

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, versions 2.5 and 2.5a

SYMPTOMS

International date formats produce an "Invalid date" error in the Relational Query By Example (RQBE) tool when the Between operator is used with a date field.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in FoxPro 2.5 and 2.5a for Windows. This problem was corrected in FoxPro 2.5b for Windows.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Problem

1. In the Command window, set the date format to a foreign format, for

   example, type the following command:

      SET DATE TO BRITISH

2. Create a new query in RQBE using the INVOICES database. 3. Set the Selection Criteria to:

     Idate   Between   {17/05/90},{19/05/90}

4. Run the query.

   The results should be incorrect because the first date has been
   converted to the American date format ("mm/dd/yy") as opposed to the
   format specified in step 1. To observe this change, choose the See SQL
   button.

5. Save the query. 6. Modify the query.

The error message "Invalid Date: Enter date in the form: dd/mm/yy" appears because 17/05/90 is not a valid American date.

Additional reference words: FoxWin buglist2.50 buglist2.50a fixlist2.50b 2.50 2.50a buglist2.50 buglist2.50a fixlist2.50b errmsg err msg KBCategory: KBSubcategory: FxtoolRqbe

Keywords          : kberrmsg FxtoolRqbe 
Version           : 2.50 2.50a
Platform          : WINDOWS
Solution Type     : kbfix

Last Reviewed: May 22, 1998
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