I have a report where I need to remove the time from a datetime column. I've found this expression to work but it changes all the null values to '1/1/0001'


I have tried the below expression to look for nulls but it doesn't appear to work.

=IIF(Fields!Temperature_Control_Inspection_Date is nothing, nothing, FormatDateTime(Fields!Temperature_Control_Inspection_Date.Value,DateFormat.ShortDate))

How can I show just the Date from a DateTime column without also having all the nulls replaced by '1/1/0001'?

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    Try this one =IIf(IsNothing(Fields!Temperature_Control_Inspection_Date.Value), "", FormatDateTime(Fields!Temperature_Control_Inspection_Date.Value, DateFormat.ShortDate))
    – Kin Shah
    Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 18:11
  • Converting my comment to answer. Please upvote/accept so that this does not show up as unanswered.
    – Kin Shah
    Commented Dec 19, 2018 at 20:10

1 Answer 1


Below will work :

=IIf(IsNothing(Fields!Temperature_Control_Inspection_Date.Value), "", FormatDateTime(Fields!Temperature_Control_Inspection_Date.Value, DateFormat.ShortDate))

Above will have null dates as blank. Also, it will remove the time and just get you the date portion.

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