using datename function to return month in 3 character format

Posted on 2008-11-03
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I am using the datename function to return the month that an invoice was created, however, it returns full months, like January, February, etc.  Is there a way to return 3 character month names, like Jan, Feb, Mar, etc?   If not, is there a way to only pick up the first 3 characters in the month field?
Thanks, JoMar
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select left(datename(m, getdate()),3)

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That worked - thanks much

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