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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 02/27/2013 :  13:13:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a table with a column named 'from_date' containing date string in which first two letters denote date and 4th,5th letter denotes month..e.g. '09/01/2013'

I need to change this string to show month first and then the date..e.g. '01/09/2013'

Can anyone tell me how to do this??

Thanks in advance

Edited by - rockstar283 on 02/27/2013 13:19:26

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Posted - 02/27/2013 :  13:26:28  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If possible turn your column into DATE format to store dates and do the needed formatting in your front end.

If that isn't possible try this:
update table
set from_date=convert(varchar(10),convert(date,from_date,103),101)

But after this convert did happen you can't do it a second time - you know.

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Posted - 02/27/2013 :  13:32:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so so much..That worked like a charm :)
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