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MSSQL DateTime to Date

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Hi,

I have a DateTime field in my database.

How can I convert it to Date datatype? (so 2007-05-21 00:00:00 becomes 2007-05-21)

Thank you.
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select CONVERT(varchar(11),GETDATE(),120)
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By default in SQL Server 2000 / 2005 , datetime stores both Date and time part. 9but in SQL server 2008, there are Date / time  and datetimes )
The only option you have is to store in Varchar column, but that's not advisable if you have lots of date based operations

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