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Posted - 08/04/2011 :  04:14:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hello i m using sql server 2008 i am having a problem with one of my column . i have a coulumn date_created which have data type of varchar(10)
when i use this coulmn in any where condition it does not give proper result . i.e if i use date<date_created , it doesnt identify the value in date_created .
how can i convert this varchar data type to date .

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Posted - 08/04/2011 :  04:45:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you can use CONVERT() or CAST() to convert to date. Depending on the date format in string, you specify the style accordingly.

Refer to this http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187928.aspx

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