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'yyyymmdd' - need help with file formatting

Posted on 1999-01-25
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Hello.
here is the problem: I need to create a text file in Sybase where one of the values has the format char(8) 'yyyymmdd'. There is no such format in Sybase's convert function.  So, I use convert(char(4),datepart(yy,GetDate())) + same for month and + same for day.The problem is when month is 1, I get 1999125 which means 1999 Jan 25, and even if I add a space to make it up to 8 characters it does not resolve the problem, because it is not clear if 1999125 1999 Dec 5 or 1999 Jan 25.
Does anyone know how to select 19990125 meaning 1999 Jan 5th?
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Use Case statement and datalength function:
(CASE DATALENGTH(CONVERT(VARCHAR(2),datepart(yy,getdate()))) WHEN 1 then CONVERT(VARCHAR(2),datepart(yy,getdate())) ELSE '0'+CONVERT(VARCHAR(2),datepart(yy,getdate())) END)
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