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I have a date field @Date that currently dislays '07/01/2009'.  What statement can I use in my query to format it it like '7/01/2009'?........m/dd/yyyy?

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Aneesh Retnakaran earned 150 total points
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CONVERT(varchar, datecolumn, 101)
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by:Randy Wilson
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There is no simple T-SQL way to do what you want, the CONVERT will not give you m/dd/yyyy.  
The code below will give you m/d/yyyy.    I have this is a function, because you always seem to need it.  You could edit it to do m/dd/yyyy

CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[fn_ShortDate]
      (@Date smalldatetime)

RETURNS varchar(12)

AS
BEGIN
DECLARE @String varchar(12)
SET @String = CAST(DATEPART(M,@Date) AS VARCHAR(2)) + '/' + CAST(DATEPART(D,@Date) AS VARCHAR(2)) +
'/' + CAST(DATEPART(YY,@Date) AS CHAR(4))

RETURN(@String)
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by:Randy Wilson
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Oops, need and END at the end of above code
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by:Anthony Perkins
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>>What statement can I use in my query to format it it like '7/01/2009'?........m/dd/yyyy?<<
This is a presentation not a data problem.  You should be using .NET for that.  

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by:NerdsOfTech
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use DATE_FORMAT(date,format)

http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/date-and-time-functions.html#function_date-format
SET @Date = DATE_FORMAT(@Date,'%c/%d/%Y')

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by:Anthony Perkins
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NerdsOfTech,

I am not sure if you noticed, but the author is using MS SQL Server.
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by:NerdsOfTech
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Oops thanks ac
SET @Date = CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), @DATE, 111) AS [YYYY/MM/DD]

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