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Ok, using a stored procedure for SQL Server 2000 and here is the main part of it:

 SELECT id, rank, firstName, lastName, service, status, createdTime
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And the C# code behind from the class file:

SqlDataReader spResults;


spResults = command.ExecuteReader();

while( spResults.Read() )


AccessRequestSearch request = new AccessRequestSearch( (int)spResults.GetInt32( 0 ), spResults.GetString( 2 ), spResults.GetString( 3 ), spResults.GetString( 1 ), spResults.GetString( 4 ), spResults.GetString( 5 ), Convert.ToDateTime(spResults.GetString( 6 )));

searchResults.Add( request ); // Add to Array List



The part in red is where I think it's happening because that is what I just added to the request.  createdTime in the table is set as DateTime.

Can anyone see what I am missing here?

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