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Displaying date as dd/mmm/yyyy in sql server

Posted on 2005-03-15
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Is there a way in SQL server to set the default date format to dd/mmm/yyyy ?  
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Hi q2004,

Dates are always stored the same in MS SQL server, YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS.mss, you can change the output format with a select using the convert function, as below:

--this returns the datetime now (in default SQL format)
SELECT getdate()

--this returns the date formatted as you want it
SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR(11),getdate(),113)

More info on convert can be found here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/tsqlref/ts_ca-co_2f3o.asp
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That worked, thanks!

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