help with my linq to sql query RRS feed

  • Question

  •       double lag = -120;
          string latency = DateTime.UtcNow.AddSeconds(lag).ToString("yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.000");
          string connectionstring = "******************* ";
            rangenetDataContext db = new rangenetDataContext(connectionstring);
            var q = from c in db.SLMLives
                where c.Timestamp = latency
                select new
                  timestamp = c.Timestamp.ToString(),
                  deviceid = c.DeviceID.ToString(),
                  value = c.Value.ToString()
            foreach (var x in q)
              textBox4.Text += x.deviceid + x.value + x.timestamp;
            dataGridView1.DataSource = q;
            textBox4.Text = "Connection Issue";

    here is the code im using to select records where the timestamp in utc was 2 minutes ago, BUT.

    I can't get any results from the query because the datetime format is a little wonky in the DB.

    Can someone point me in the right direction about how to fix this issue. right now, the code where c.Timestamp = latency won't work because latency is string type

    Friday, July 8, 2011 12:52 PM

All replies

  • Look into finding out what kind of datetime it is from the database vs the local value and do a Datetime.Compare on it.
    William Wegerson (www.OmegaCoder.Com)
    Friday, July 8, 2011 1:38 PM
  • the date and time format is datetime in the db.

    i'm having trouble using linq to find the time in utc just a little before the system time.

    the format is yyyy:MM:dd HH:mm:ss

    i can't figure out how to get the string back into datetime for linq to query with.

    i just keep getting errors about can't convert bool to datetime or datetime to string.

    all i need really from linq is to find the max(timestamp)
    Friday, July 8, 2011 4:35 PM
  • Hi PSLinux,


    Welcome to the fourm.

    When the Linq convert to SQL, it will be deal with the TimeStamp.

    Such as:

    The time '2011,11,07 14:37:35 742' will convert as string "2011,11,07 14:37:35" in the application. TimeSpan.ToString();

    But when it convert to sql by Linq:

    My sample:

    from p in products

    where p.createtime.ToString()== SelectTime

    select p;

    Convert to sql:

    select * from product

    where (convert(nvarchar(max),createtime))=@p0;

    So we can't get the results.


    I suggest you can use the timecompare.


    var time=DateTime.Now;

    var time2=time.AddSeconds(2);

    var result=from p in products

                    where p.createTime>time && p.createTime<time2

                    select p;


    I hope that would be help you.



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    Monday, July 11, 2011 7:32 AM