How can you send a datetime to SQL Server using powershell?

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  • #131186

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    I've not been able to find a working answer to this question anywhere-which is really weird if you ask me. Every attempt to pass the datetime to the database has failed with a conversion type string error.  The SQL Server i'm using has a column on a table that is of type "datetime" and an example value is

    2009-09-16 00:00:00.000

    My current script is:

    $dateString = "2009-09-16 00:00:00.000"
    $id = '12345'
    $nd  = Get-Date $dateString -Format "yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss:fff"
    $query = "Update MyTable Set CreateDate = '@e1' Where ID = '@e2'"
    $parm = $SqlCmd.Parameters.Add("@e1", $nd)
    $SqlCmd.Parameters.Add("@e2" , $id)
    $SqlCmd.CommandText = $query

    I have tried adding [datetime] to the $nd-but again getting the same kind of failure. The database or powershell just doesn't like the execution.

  • #131198

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    Don't use quotes in the query when using parameters...

    $query = "Update MyTable Set CreateDate = @e1 Where ID = @e2"

    The deal is that one of the reasons for using parameters is to make it injection safe, so you don't need to worry about quotes.

    • #131225

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      Thank you sir-turns out that was all.....I could have sworn you needed them at some point before...

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