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Cameron Molyneux
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Cameron Molyneux asked on 27 May 2010, 10:28 AM
I'm trying to set the data type of one of my columns  with code behind using the following code but it is erroring

Can anyone explain what i'm doing wrong?

column.DataType = typeof(DateTime);



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Yavor Georgiev
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answered on 27 May 2010, 01:04 PM
Hello Cameron Molyneux,

 Could you share a bit more information about your scenario? What is the incoming data's type, what is the error you're getting, etc.

Sincerely yours,
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answered on 27 May 2010, 01:23 PM
Unfortunately its a bit rubbish!!

we call a service and get a dataset returned .. all the columns are typed as string

i was hoping that the string would automatically cast as a date if we typed the column as a date

the date format is 27/05/2010 for example

the issue i'm having is when we try and sort by the column .. as it is it doesnt sort as a date would
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Vlad
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answered on 27 May 2010, 01:28 PM
Hello,

Casting one type to other will not convert anything. You need to create DateTime from this string to achieve your goal.

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