mssql - how to get rid of milliseconds in time field?

Posted on 2009-07-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Dates are currently stored as 2009-01-01 12:12:32.062

I'd like to convert all of the timestamps to drop the milliseconds (2009-01-01 12:12:32)

Is there a way to do that?
Question by:n00b0101
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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you could do this, to set the milliseconds to .000
UPDATE yourtable
  SET yourfield = CONVERT(datetime, CONVERT(varchar(19), yourfield, 120), 120)

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SET @T = '2009-01-01 12:12:32.062'
SELECT convert(varchar(19), @t, 121)
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by:Kevin Cross
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Here is one way using date functions:

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by:Kevin Cross
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So you could update your table like this:

UPDATE your_table_name
SET your_timestamp = DATEADD(ms, -DATEPART(ms, your_timestamp), your_timestamp);

Or if you meant for a select, then see what Angel Eyes and P proposed.

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