what's the best way to concatenate this date?

Posted on 2005-03-20
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Last Modified: 2006-11-17
Hi.  I'm looking to get a datetime concatenated value from my table -- this is probably quite easy, but I'm not getting what I want.

this gives me this:  20050320
select convert(varchar(12),getdate(), 112)

what's the right way to return this:  20050320.14:23:53.140

Question by:RLLewis
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Expert Comment

ID: 13587215
This should get you closer to your purpose...
select (convert(varchar(12),getdate(), 112) + '.' + right (cast(getdate() as varchar(50)), len(cast(getdate() as varchar(50)) - 11)  

Author Comment

ID: 13587247
nope - syntactically incorrect.  i added the missing paren after the first getdate(), 112), but now I'm getting this error:
Syntax error converting the varchar value 'Mar 20 2005  2:49PM' to a column of data type int.

select (convert(varchar(12),getdate(), 112)) + '.' + right (cast(getdate() as varchar(50)), len(cast(getdate() as varchar(50)) - 11))

this gets me this:  20050320. 2:48PM
select (convert(varchar(12),getdate(), 112)) + '.' + RIGHT(CONVERT(VARCHAR(30), getdate(), 100), 7)

but I don't want the time in that format.  any ideas?
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Accepted Solution

BillAn1 earned 200 total points
ID: 13587338
try this one :

select replace(replace(convert(varchar(23), getdate(), 121),'-',''),' ','.')

Author Comment

ID: 13587350
perfect.  thank you

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