Ms-access – Insert SQL command with Datetime in MS-Access

ms-accessms-access-2007

I am trying the following query in MS-Access 2007, but it fails on the time field.

INSERT INTO LOG (
    EMPLOYEECODE, STATUSID, LOCATIONID, TIME, DURATION,
    SHIFTID, LATECOMING, EARLYGOING, LOGDATE, STATIONID
)
VALUES (
    1, 1, 0, '4/21/2009 2:25:53 PM', 0, 
    8, 0, 1, '1/1/2009', 1
)

The TIME field is defined as a datetime.

Without the TIME field, the query works fine!

I've tried a number of different things, such as enclosing the datetime in hashes, quotes etc. However, the query still fails on the time field.


Thank you guys! That almost got me fully there. I still kept getting the syntax error for the insert statement, but then on further googling, I realized that TIME might be a reserved keyword, so putting it on box brackets as [TIME] worked!

Best Solution

Date & Time input in access use #, since access can't do auto conversion from char/text into date or time in SQL Query (or access call it query), and you better use international standard for inputting date time which was YYYY-MM-DD HH:NN:SS (4-digit year, 2-digit month, 2-digit day, 2-digit hour, 2-digit minute, 2-digit second)

so for 4/21/2009 2:25:53 PM use #2009-04-21 14:25:53#

or if it still fail, you can use #'2009-04-21 14:25:53'#

Edit: Above might be working if you enable ANSI 92 or using ADO/OLEDB as database interface, thanks David for pointing out

I suggest you use YYYY-MM-DD HH:NN:SS format and try it with single quotes (') before use # like i said above

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