SET DATEFORMAT date order ‘mmy’ is invalid.

Error Message:
Msg 2741, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
SET DATEFORMAT date order ‘mmy’ is invalid.

Severity level:

This error message appears when an invalid date format was specified.

The SQL statement can be parsed, but cannot be executed and execution is stopped.

Error of the severity level 16 are generated by the user and can be fixed by the SQL Server user. In this case the invalid date format must be changed to a valid format.

All versions of SQL Server.


In the above example we’ve tried to specify a date format in the form MonthMonthYear. Valid formats are, for example: mdy, dmy, ymd, ydm, myd, and dym. Valid characters are the initials for the englisch word Day, Month and Year.

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