SqlFunctions.IsDate Method (String)

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Indicates whether the input value is a valid date or time.

Namespace:   System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

<EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "ISDATE")>
Public Shared Function IsDate (
	arg As String
) As Nullable(Of Integer)


Type: System.String

The tested value.

Return Value

Type: System.Nullable(Of Int32)

1 if the input expression is a valid date or time value of datetime or smalldatetime data types; otherwise, 0.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database. For information about the corresponding SQL Server function, see HOSTNAME (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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