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How to "Update" a Date field

How to "Update" a Date field

How to "Update" a Date field

I try to run an update at the control center to update a date field in a table using the sql statement "update custrel set dtndateofbirth=2/8/67 where customernum=80194565" but I gat the following error message:

"Incompatible types in column assignment list"

I've tried different formats for the date field including "yyyy/mm/dd", "yyyy-mm-dd", "mm-dd-yy" but none have worked.

What am I doing wrong?

RE: How to "Update" a Date field

You should use:
update custrel set dtndateofbirth='1967-02-08' where customernum=80194565"
THe format is:
The Single quotes are critical.

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RE: How to "Update" a Date field

Yep.  That did the trick.  Thanks!

RE: How to "Update" a Date field

No problem. Thanks for the star.

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