date function - TSQL

Hi,

I have a function that takes the french date for example '20-févr.-09' and converts it to the english equivalent '20-Feb-09'

The function creates successfully but when I execute it as:
 select dbo.FRENCH_DATE('20-févr.-09')

I get the following error:
Msg 245, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Conversion failed when converting the varchar value '20-févr-09-09' to data type int.

I have tried casting the variables but still get the error.

Thank you.
SET ANSI_NULLS ON
GO
SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON
GO
 
IF  EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.objects WHERE object_id = OBJECT_ID(N'[dbo].[FRENCH_DATE]') AND type in (N'FN', N'IF', N'TF', N'FS', N'FT'))
DROP FUNCTION [dbo].[FRENCH_DATE]
go
CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[FRENCH_DATE]  (@date VARCHAR(30))
RETURNS INT
AS
/***********************************************************************
Summary:	Converts the french date to english date
	
Examples:	select dbo.FRENCH_DATE('20-févr.-09')
 
***********************************************************************/
 
BEGIN
	DECLARE @day VARCHAR(2)
	DECLARE @month VARCHAR(9)
	DECLARE @year VARCHAR(2)
	DECLARE @RETURNSTRING VARCHAR(30)
 
	SET @RETURNSTRING = ''
 
	-- subtract day from date string
	SET @day = LEFT(CAST(@date AS VARCHAR),2)
 
	-- subtract month from date string
	SET @month = REPLACE(SUBSTRING(CAST(@date AS VARCHAR),4,LEN(CAST(@date AS VARCHAR))-3),'.','')
 
	-- subtract year from date string
	SET @year = RIGHT(CAST(@date AS VARCHAR),2)
 
	IF @month = 'févr' 
		SET @RETURNSTRING = CAST(@day AS VARCHAR) + '-Feb-' + CAST(@year AS VARCHAR)
	ELSE 
		SET @RETURNSTRING = CAST(@day AS VARCHAR) + '-' + CAST(@month AS VARCHAR) + '-' + CAST(@year AS VARCHAR)
	
 
	RETURN @RETURNSTRING
END

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momi_sabagCommented:
replace
RETURNS INT

with
RETURNS varchar(14)
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pssandhuCommented:
Yes, so you are specifying that you are returning a value of INT datatype whereas in your return statement in the end of the fucntion you are returning a varchar value. So as momi_sabaq suggested you have to update your RETURNS satement in the procedure definition.
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RiteshShahCommented:
you  are returning @RETURNSTRING variable which is varchar and you define in function defination that you will return INT value which is mismatch. so change RETURNS to VARCHAR from INT as per said in above comment
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RiteshShahCommented:
sorry, I was bit late :)
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crompnkData Management SpecialistAuthor Commented:
Hi,

I have modified the function, please see script below:

It seems to only work for when @month = 'févr' and not any other date, for example the following select gives no month:

select dbo.AFN_FRENCH_DATE('20-décembre-08')

Thank you
CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[FRENCH_DATE]  (@date VARCHAR(30))
RETURNS varchar(14)
AS
 
 
BEGIN
	DECLARE @day VARCHAR(2)
	DECLARE @month VARCHAR(9)
	DECLARE @year VARCHAR(2)
	DECLARE @RETURNSTRING VARCHAR(30)
 
	SET @RETURNSTRING = ''
 
		SET @day = LEFT(@date,2)
 
		SET @month = SUBSTRING(REPLACE(@date,'.',''),4,LEN(REPLACE(@date,'.',''))-6)
 
	IF @month = 'janvier' SET @month = 'Jan'
	IF @month = 'février' SET @month = 'Feb'
	IF @month = 'mars' SET @month = 'Mar'
	IF @month = 'avril' SET @month = 'Apr'
	IF @month = 'mai' SET @month = 'May'
	IF @month = 'juin' SET @month = 'Jun'
	IF @month = 'juillet' SET @month = 'Jul'
	IF @month = 'août' SET @month = 'Aug'
	IF @month = 'septembre' SET @month = 'Sep'
	IF @month = 'octobre' SET @month = 'Oct'
	IF @month = 'novembre' SET @month = 'Nov'
	IF @month = 'décembre' SET @month = 'Dec'
 
	IF @month = 'févr' SET @month = 'Feb'
 
	ELSE SET @month = ''
 
		SET @year = RIGHT(@date,2)
 
	
	SET @RETURNSTRING = @day + '-' + @month + '-' + @year
 
 
	RETURN @RETURNSTRING
END

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momi_sabagCommented:
this is your problem:

IF @month = 'févr' SET @month = 'Feb'
 
      ELSE SET @month = ''
 


this if cause it to work only for fevr
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