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Error Messages (Msg 295): Conversion failed when converting character string to smalldatetime data type. 

Pooja Goel  |   Mar 20, 2020  |  Views: 339
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Description:

Let’s suppose you are executing the given queries in SQL Server.


 
1)  SELECT CAST('2020 03 01' AS SMALLDATETIME)
 
Here Missed date separators.
 
2)  SELECT CAST('2020-01' AS SMALLDATETIME)
 
 
Here Missed Day part in Date.
 
3)  SELECT CAST('2020 januftru 01' AS SMALLDATETIME)

 

Error Message:

But getting the below error. 


Msg 295, Level 16, State 3, Line 1 Conversion failed when converting character string to smalldatetime data type.

 

 

Causes:

In above SQL statement, Date and Time values are being converted from a string to a SMALLDATETIME data type and SQL Server cannot perform the conversion due to an incorrectly formatted date/time values.

 

Solution of the Error:


To avoid this error, make sure that the character string containing the date/time value is a valid date/time that can be converted to SMALLDATETIME data type.

 

 

Solution of above Queries:

 

    1)  SELECT CAST('2020-03-01' AS SMALLDATETIME)
 
 
2)  SELECT CAST('2020-01-01' AS SMALLDATETIME)
 
 
3)  SELECT CAST('2020 january 01' AS SMALLDATETIME)

 

 

Output :

 

1)  (No column name)
       2020-03-01 00:00:00
 
2)  (No column name)
      2020-01-01 00:00:00
 
3)  (No column name)
      2020-01-01 00:00:00
 

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Pooja Goel

Pooja Goel

Sr. Software developer at Damco Solutions Pvt. Ltd.  |   Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

I am a sr. software developer working on technologies like SQL, SSIS, SSRS, DB2,Tableau, ASP.NET having 7 years of experience.


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