Get date without minutes and seconds?

In a stored proc I want to get todays date in the form dd/mm/yy and compare it against some datgetime fields in my tables how can I do this?
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SELECT convert( datetime, CONVERT( char(10), getdate(), 120 ) )

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see the CONVERT function help in BOL for complete list of formats
This gives you the date in dd/mm/yy format...


If you want it in dd/mm/yyyy can use


If you want to compare against a datetime field, then the actual format is irrelevant, it is just that you want to strip the time element from the date. Stick with the format value 120 that sajuks suggested (ODBC canonical with century) - while 103 does indeed give you dd/mm/yyyy, its conversion to datetime for the comparison will be affected by your system locale.
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