RadDateInput null problem

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  1. Bob
    Bob avatar
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    Jan 2008

    Posted 21 May 2008 Link to this post

    I am having problems with the RadDateInput control.  I have a web page where the user can enter a date in the radDateInput control or leave it blank.  Null values for my date column are ok in my SQL table.  But how can I Update my SQL table if the RadDateInput is blank?  I have tried several things but I always get Null errors or conversion errors.  So if a valid date is entered then I went to save this date.  If the RadDateInput is blank then I want to update the date SQL column with Null.

  2. Daniel
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    Posted 26 May 2008 Link to this post

    Hello Bob,

    Thank you for your interest in our RadDateInput control.

    One possible approach is to perform a check if there is a selected date and then use an inline SQL to make sure you pass a valid value to the DB.

                command.Parameters.Add("@date", SqlDbType.DateTime); 
                if (RadDateInput1.SelectedDate.HasValue == false) 
                    command.Parameters["@date"].Value = DBNull.Value; 
                    command.Parameters["@date"].Value = RadDateInput1.SelectedDate.Value; 

    It is also possible to just set the lowest possible (to SQL) date and then to interpret this as "no selection".

    I assume the best option will be to perform a validation and prevent users from entering an invalid date.

    Please let me know whether the proposed solution helps.

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    the Telerik team

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  3. cdikmen
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    Aug 2006

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 Link to this post

    I need to know how to do the reverse. I store "null" date values in the database as "01/01/1900" and want the Date Control to display empty in this scenario.

                If PeoObj.Birthday.ToString <> "" OR PeoObj.Birthday.ToString <> "1/1/1900" Then
                    rdBirthday.SelectedDate.Value = CType(PeoObj.Birthday.ToString, Date)
                    rdBirthday.SelectedDate.Value = ?
                End If
  4. Princy
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    Mar 2007

    Posted 06 Apr 2009 Link to this post


    I guess you want to show the RadDateInput as empty. If so you can try out the Clear() method for that.


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