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Expression for 24 hours time and date in SSRS

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 03, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi Guys, What is the expression for  displaying 24 hours time and date in SSRS? Is this the format: =Format(now, "MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss")?Thanks Shiven:)

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Hi All,

I want to display 24 hours time and date in SSRS & for that I am using Format(now,"MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss") but I am using this expression in Parameter, where I need to define datatype of that parameter as DateTime, not string. For Expression Format(now,"MM/dd/yyyy HH:mm:ss"), If I use DateTime datatype, It is showing error but working with String datatype.

For example:

I have parameter To Date  and value of this parameter should be 10/11/2010 13:09:16 (To Date: 10/11/2010 23:09:16) , not in AP or PM format and datatype of this parameter, want to keep DateTime that I can select value from Calender.

Please suggest me how I can achieve this?. I don't want to do it in stored Procedure side, want to do it in report side.

Thanks Shiven:)

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