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Default Converting from character to smalldatetime

i have a problem in converting character input into datetime or smalldatetime input.the problem is i have an asp page with javascript that sends, in query,the time in characters to the database on SQL Server 2000, but this is causing an error:

The conversion of a char data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range datetime value...
although i used the convert function but it didn't work(same error),
so i cannot insert any row into database. What should i do? i need help badly on this one!:(

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Is the date a valid date, are you doing validation?
How are you passing the date in, can you give an example?
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datetime
Date and time data from January 1, 1753 through December 31, 9999

smalldatetime
Date and time data from January 1, 1900, through June 6, 2079



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ok, i am using the following in the javascript,
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var cdate= new Date();//gets me the current date
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var sql="Insert into tablex values ("+cdate+")";
if i use
var sql="Insert into tablex values ('"+cdate+"')";
i get the error of conversion of characters to date time,if i use the first one a get something about variables and constants,and rejects the day part ("Thu,Fri,...."). i will try some more validation and get back to you with the results, but hope you assist me meanwhile. 10x lot

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