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rookie_sql
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

Ireland
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Posted - 04/24/2006 :  10:14:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi i want to split my StartTime into a date format like 01-01-2006 it currently looks like "2006-04-20 00:00:00.000"
i tried to use the convert statement below but i can't recall number you use to only show the date part


Update Transfer
set [Date] = convert(varchar(10),StartTime, 102)

madhivanan
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India
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Posted - 04/24/2006 :  10:27:00  Show Profile  Send madhivanan a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
You should format the date in your front end application. Dont worry how sql server stores it in table

Madhivanan

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khtan
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Singapore
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Posted - 04/24/2006 :  21:09:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
it is convert(varchar(10), StartTime, 105)

Refer to SQL Server Books Online on CAST & CONVERT

quote:
Update Transfer
set [Date] = convert(varchar(10),StartTime, 102)

Why do you want to store the date in string format in your [Date] column ? Always store date & time in datetime data type or smalldatetime and use your Front End or Reporting tool to format the date.



KH


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