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Passing Null from C# to CLR Stored Procedure

Hi, I encountered a problem in passing a null to a datetime field in my CLR stored. Has anyone encountered this problem? How to solve this problem and what is the work around for this.
Thanks a lot in advance…

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Hi, thanks for your reply. Maybe you got confused with my question. I’ve created a CLR stored procedure in SQL Server 2005 and one of the parameter is a datetime datatype. Now my problem is if I would pass a null to this field from my code in C#, I would get an exception. How could I solve this? Is there any work around on this one? Thanks a lot in advance.
What is the exact error message? —
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Check what is the default value for that datetime field or whether NULL is accepted or not. Satya SKJ
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Hi, thanks for your reply. I’m posting my code so that you could help me some more. This is the script of my table:
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[T_SampleDateNull](
[PK_Feild1] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
[DateField] [datetime] NULL,
[PK_Feild1] ASC
This is my CLR Stored Procedure Code:
public static void InsertSampleDateNull(DateTime dateField)
using (SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection("context connection = true"))
SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand(@"INSERT INTO [T_SampleDateNull]
(@dateField)", conn);
cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@dateField", dateField); // Add codes to execute here!!!
} This is my C# code that throws an error("’InsertSampleDateNull’ failed because parameter 1 is not allowed to be null and is not an output parameter."):
private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
using (SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["MyConnectionString"].ConnectionString))
conn.Open(); SqlCommand cmd = conn.CreateCommand();
cmd.CommandText = "InsertSampleDateNull";
cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure; cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("@dateField", DBNull.Value); // Execute Non Query Here!!! conn.Close();
catch (Exception ex)
Is there any workaround for passing null in a datetime field? Thanks a lot in advance.
Hi, I already solved my problem. For those having same problem as mine, this is the solution. In SqlStoredProcedure that I created the parameter data type is DateTime, I should have used SqlDateTime instead of DateTime.
Thanks a lot for those who tried to help me and more power to you all.
thanks, this tip was really useful!