Convert YYYYMMDD as a Char(8)  to DD/MM/YYYY varchar(10) in SQL 2k

Posted on 2004-09-02
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
I imported a table in which the date format is YYYYMMDD Char(8) and I need to convert the
date to the DD/MM/YYYY varchar(10) format.  Is there an update statement or something
equivalent to make this conversion painless?  Thanks for your help.
Question by:Chuck_aa
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select convert(varchar(20),getdate(),103)

this will give you the date in dd/mm/yyyy format.
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sorry..change it to varchar(10)..
select convert(varchar(10),getdate(),103

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ID: 11965122
SELECT CAST((substring(@cDate,7,2)+'/'+substring(@cDate,5,2)+'/'+ substring(@cDate,1,4)) as nvarchar(10))
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Replace getdate() the date in your table...

select convert(varchar(10),yourdatefield,103)

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ID: 11965135
oops, where @cDate is your column name:)

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