Date Conversion in T-SQL -Immediate help needed!!!

Posted on 2001-08-29
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
This should be an easy question - but I need immediate help...

Here is the logic behind piece of SQL I am trying to run in SQL7

FROM   ExportLog
WHERE  TRUNC(ExportTimeStamp) = '01/01/2001'

Well TRUNC is a command in ORACLE that strips the time part of the argument.  Of course there is no TRUNC command in SQL7.  How do people do this in T-SQL??

is there some kind of TO_DATE or FORMAT function I can use on the date?  i.e:

FROM ExportLog
WHERE Format(ExportTimeStamp, 'yyyymmdd') = '20010101'

Thanks for your help
Question by:jeffstatt
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Expert Comment

ID: 6436155
where convert(datetime,convert(varchar(13),ExportTimeStamp,113)) = '1 jan 2001'

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Expert Comment

ID: 6436170
The above does the comparison in a date datatype.
If you wanted to use '20010101' as character then you could

replace(convert(varchar(10),ExportTimeStamp,121),'-','') = '20010101'

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ID: 6436174
FROM ExportLog
WHERE convert(varchar,ExportTimeStamp,101) = '01/01/2001'

101 means date is in format 'mm/dd/yyyy'

see convert help in BOL for more date formats

Author Comment

ID: 6436195
That's the one I needed! Thanks

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