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Setting UDO Field with subType st_Time through DI-API


what is the correct format to set the value of a UDF of Type db_Date and SubType st_Time through the GeneralData Service.

When I call the GetValue Method it returns a String of this format:

#12/30/1899 05:00:00 PM#

Here is some example code to set the Value:

Dim oGeneralService As SAPbobsCOM.GeneralService = XXX.XXX.GetB1Connector().Company.GetCompanyService().GetGeneralService("TEST_UDO_OBJ")
Dim oGeneralData As SAPbobsCOM.GeneralData = CType(oGeneralService.GetDataInterface(SAPbobsCOM.GeneralServiceDataInterfaces.gsGeneralData), SAPbobsCOM.GeneralData)
Dim oGeneralParams As SAPbobsCOM.GeneralDataParams = CType(oGeneralService.GetDataInterface(SAPbobsCOM.GeneralServiceDataInterfaces.gsGeneralDataParams), SAPbobsCOM.GeneralDataParams)

' Get a specific udo record
oGeneralParams.SetProperty("Code", "0000001")
oGeneralData = oGeneralService.GetByParams(oGeneralParams)

' returns #12/30/1899 05:00:00 PM#
Dim testValueTime = oGeneralData.GetProperty("U_FIELD6")

oGeneralData.SetProperty("U_FIELD6", "800")


I always get an exception with the message:

Illegal value entered

I tried the following different formats for the value:

* "800"

* "08:00"

* "8:00"

* "#12/30/1899 05:00:00 PM#"

But everything failed with the specific message that the value is illegal. So what is the "legal" format to set an UDF value of SubType st_time in a UDO through the GeneralService?

Thanks in advance


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  • Posted on Nov 05, 2019 at 04:51 PM

    Hi Robert,

    it needs a DateTime value ( the time part ):

    oGeneralData.SetProperty("U_Time", DateTime.Now);



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