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 saving date as varchar in the date format
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akpaga
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 02/08/2013 :  12:30:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a table Customer where there is a field Customer_date which is of varchar(50) datatype.

I am getting data from another table where the date is of varchartype but when i am doing the transfer the dates are getting store as Feb 25 2013 12:00:00 instead of 02/25/2013...

I am doing the transfer through .cs page of ASP.NET. Can someone give me suuggestions...

thank you in advance

James K
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Posted - 02/08/2013 :  12:43:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If at all there is a choice, you should change the data type of the Customer_date column to DATE or DATETIME. That would be beneficial for a number of reasons.

That aside, if you want to keep it as varchar(50), you can convert teh long format to the mm/dd/yyyy format using this:
CONVERT(VARCHAR(50), CAST( 'Feb 25 2013 12:00:00' AS DATETIME),101)
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visakh16
Very Important crosS Applying yaK Herder

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Posted - 02/08/2013 :  23:02:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
also see

http://visakhm.blogspot.in/2011/12/why-iso-format-is-recommended-while.html

http://visakhm.blogspot.in/2012/07/generate-datetime-values-from-integers.html


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