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Extract Month from Date field as a 2 character

Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I am trying to pull the month out of the "date_posted" field -- this is a normal date field -- but I want the months to be 2 characters
Jan = 01
Feb = 02 etc.

I cannot use a substring because the data is 1/18/2010 12:00 and so I'd pull 1/ for January and 12 for December. I've tried Month(date_posted), but that is only giving me one digits for early months.

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