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HOw to format date in SQL server ('yyyy-mm')

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How can format this date field into yyyy-mm?
I am doing monthly report which counts items by date field.
Example:
ID  DateReceived Items Status
2   2002-10-20       3      active
3   2006-02-22      4        inactive

From this I do monthly counting and get something like this:
Month   TotalItem   Totalactive TotalInactive
2002-02    20             3                4
2006-10    33            3                   3

The reason I use this 'yyyy-mm' is to sort them in montly order.

I already have working sql for the excel/access but I migrate the data to the sql server now.
I used this format(DateReceived, 'yyyy-mm') but sql doesn't allow this function.

I tried this,
convert(varchar(4),month()) + '-' + convert(varchar(2),month())
but this give 2002-2....instead of one i need like 2002-02.

I also tried Left(Datereceived, 7) but this gave out October 20 instead of 2007-10.

Any idea??

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Doug BishopDatabase Developer

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CONVERT(CHAR(7), myDate, 121)

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Found it.
CONVERT(CHAR(7), myDate, 120)

Anyway, do you know if IS NOT NULL can be used in sql server 2000??
I think it is OK in sql server 2005 but I am getting an error from 2000

Doug BishopDatabase Developer

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Should be okay. Are you stating:
 WHERE myDate IS NOT NULL

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I was getting errors from my excel sql but I think IS Not Null is ok.
I have something like this:

Sum(IIF(Item='a',1,0)) as ItemCount.

How can I change this so it would work in SQL server?

I tried to use the case but didn't quite make it working.

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