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Dec 6, 2007


I have an ASP.Net page that needs to sometimes pass a null parameter value to the querystring. It bombes out with an error that a date cannot be "" and that i need to supply the date.

Has any1 been able to get this right? How does one pass a null date through the querystring?


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Oct 31, 2004

how can i pass null value to database? date is not required field in my database. i can pass default date but i think default date is not good in my case as it is DOB of a customer.

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