Click here to Skip to main content
11,933,253 members (66,069 online)
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
See more: C# C#4.0
Hello all,

I am getting a problem in my application.
I am importing data from a text file into a database table.
One of my field is of DateTime datatype.
Now, problem is dates are written in German language in that text file, for e.g.: 31-Mar-10 is written as 31-Mrz-10 and 1-May-10 is written as 1-Mai-10.
While importing, it is giving me error as "String is not a valid DateTime format".

Can anyone tell me how can i convert these german datatime strings to DateTime format.

Posted 23-Mar-11 3:19am

1 solution

Rate this: bad
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.

Solution 1

You can use Convert[^] to change the datatype. Have a look at the "Date and time styles" in the documentation.

Another option is to make the reformat and conversion in C# and use DateTime.Parse[^]
nagendrathecoder 23-Mar-11 8:41am
Thanks Mika, i solved it using DateTime.Parse :)
Mika Wendelius 23-Mar-11 8:53am
You're welcome :)

This content, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

  Print Answers RSS
Top Experts
Last 24hrsThis month

Advertise | Privacy | Mobile
Web02 | 2.8.151126.1 | Last Updated 23 Mar 2011
Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2015
All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service
Layout: fixed | fluid

CodeProject, 503-250 Ferrand Drive Toronto Ontario, M3C 3G8 Canada +1 416-849-8900 x 100