Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver query fails if the date format is not the AMERICAN date format


Symptoms


When executing an ODBC query against Visual FoxPro tables using the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver, no records are returned when the WHERE clause includes a date that is not in AMERICAN date format.

Cause


The Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver only accepts dates in a strict AMERICAN date format.

Resolution


Convert any dates that are passed in WHERE clause of the SELECT-SQL statement to an AMERICAN date format.

Status


This behavior is by design.

More Information


The default Visual FoxPro date setting is AMERICAN. Date formats, however, may be set to the following formats:
Date SettingDate Format
AMERICANmm/dd/yy
ANSIyy.mm.dd
BRITISH/FRENCH dd/mm/yy
GERMANdd.mm.yy
ITALIANdd-mm-yy
JAPANyy/mm/dd
TAIWANyy/mm/dd
USAmm-dd-yy
MDYmm/dd/yy
DMYdd/mm/yy
YMDyy/mm/dd
SHORTShort date format determined by the Windows Control Panel short date setting.
LONGLong date format determined by the Windows Control Panel long date setting.

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create a program file named "Odbctest.prg," using the following code:
    CLEAR
    DO CASE
    CASE "6.0"$VERSION()
    lcConnStr="DRIVER={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};" + ;
    "Exclusive=No;SourceType=DBF;SourceDB="+HOME(2)+"DATA"
    CASE "5.0"$VERSION()
    lcConnStr="DRIVER={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};" + ;
    "Exclusive=No;SourceType=DBF;SourceDB="+HOME()+"SAMPLES\DATA"
    CASE "3.0"$VERSION()
    lcConnStr="DRIVER={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};" + ;
    "Exclusive=No;SourceType=DBF;SourceDB="+HOME()+"SAMPLES\DATA"
    OTHERWISE && Version is VFP 7.0,8.0, or 9.0
    lcConnStr="DRIVER={Microsoft Visual FoxPro Driver};" + ;
    "Exclusive=No;SourceType=DBF;SourceDB="+HOME(2)+"DATA"
    ENDCASE

    *!* Create An ADO Connection

    oConnection=CREATEOBJECT("ADODB.Connection")
    oConnection.ConnectionString = lcConnStr
    oConnection.CursorLocation = 3
    oConnection.OPEN

    * lcSQL="SELECT * FROM ORDERS WHERE ORDER_DATE < {07/22/93}"
    lcSQL="SELECT * FROM ORDERS WHERE ORDER_DATE < {93/07/22}"
    *!* Create An ADO recordset
    rs=CREATEOBJECT("ADODB.Recordset")
    rs.activeconnection = oConnection
    rs.CursorLocation = 3
    rs.cursortype = 1
    rs.LockType = 3
    rs.OPEN(lcSQL)
    IF !rs.EOF
    rs.movefirst
    DO WHILE !rs.EOF
    ? rs.FIELDS(0).VALUE
    rs.movenext
    ENDDO
    ENDIF
    rs.CLOSE
    oConnection.CLOSE
  2. Observe that no records are returned or displayed.
  3. Comment the following line of code:
    lcSQL="SELECT * FROM ORDERS WHERE ORDER_DATE < {93/07/22}"
  4. Uncomment the following line of code:
    lcSQL="SELECT * FROM ORDERS WHERE ORDER_DATE < {07/22/93}"
  5. Re-run the program and observe that data are returned and displayed on the screen.