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  • Function requested is not supported

    I have a new very basic grid I have created connected to a SQL Server. Whenever I try to insert a new record I get an error message "Record was not inserted, Function requested is not supported." I am new to SQL Server and I think I have persmissions correct because I can log in with SQL Server Management Studio with the same userid and password I built my connection string with and I can do everything I need. I can update information with my grid, just cannot insert.

  • #2
    Re: Function requested is not supported

    Found my answer. I had fields in SQL Server set up as type date and not datetime. As soon as changed the datatypes in SQL Server everything worked fine.


    • #3
      Re: Function requested is not supported

      Thanks for letting us know the solution - never seen this error before!


      • #4
        Re: Function requested is not supported

        Sorry to pick up on old thread but I'm getting a related problem which I don't understand and I'd be very grateful for any insights. I'm using Xbasic to manipulate named ODBC data sources. One is MS SQL EXPRESS 2014 which has what it says are datetime fields in it. I have a calendar control which I use to get a date to filter it as per args1.Set("what_date", e.datasubmitted.calendar2) to use in a WHERE clause. This latter returns a string; I know its a string as I get an error if I try to use CMONTH on it; however I can easily turn it into a date using ctod(). So far so good BUT

        If I use the raw data the filter works however when I use the ctod() version I get the above error. Why? Its definitely a datetime field....


        • #5
          Re: Function requested is not supported

          I never seen this error before too. Thank you for your solution.


          • #6
            Re: Function requested is not supported

            i have similar error when i migrate alpha to new server windows server 2016. It pop up when i tried to insert new record. i checked my table, i didnt have any column with date datatype. anyone have any idea why the error occur ?


            • #7
              Re: Function requested is not supported

              Hi Brandon
              We seem to be having the same problem as you had back in July 2017, did you manage to figure out the issue ?



              • #8
                Re: Function requested is not supported

                The problem is normally caused by the wrong Native Client driver on the data server. It is covered in the latest documentation under SQL Server - Function request not Supported. This applies to all Alpha versions that use AlphaDAO