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MS SQL Server: German date/time values

Christian Kruse,

When working with the MS SQL Server Enterprise Manager and german date/time values, I often geht the error message „Ihr Eintrag kann nicht in keinen gültigen Datum-Zeit-Wert konvertiert werden” (can't convert value to a valid date-time-value), even when using the display format if the database (, the ANSI date format (yyyy-mm-dd) or the american date format (mm/dd/yyyy).

The Solution is very simple: use the german date format, but without the periods. Instead use the slash: dd/mm/yyyy. Yet another fucked-up thing I don't like with the MS SQL Server.