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ms sql server 2005 - get day from date..(ie..Wednesday)

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I have this but I need to convert to see what actual day it is..like wednesday..monday..etc

 DECLARE @CURR_DATE smalldatetime
 SET  @CURR_DATE = ISNULL(@CURR_DATE, getDATE())
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Question by:GlobaLevel
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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DECLARE @CURR_DATE smalldatetime
 SET  @CURR_DATE = ISNULL(@CURR_DATE, getDATE())
SELECT DATENAME(dw, @CURR_DATE) AS 'Day'

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by:rushShah
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you can do like this,
select DATENAME(WEEKDAY, getdate())

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by:scgstuff
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You can use DatePart to get the numeric day of week.  Then you could use that to give you the word for the day of week.
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by:ncheung
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Try using DATEPART
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174420.aspx

Example:
SELECT DATEPART(dw, GETDATE())
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by:GlobaLevel
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so for examply need to convert to
'Friday' or
'Friday February 15, 2011'

both options would be great...
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by:ncheung
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DATENAME will work as illustrated by previous responses.
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by:scgstuff
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DECLARE @CURR_DATE smalldatetime
 SET  @CURR_DATE = ISNULL(@CURR_DATE, getDATE())
select datename(weekday, @CURR_DATE) + ' ' + convert(varchar, @CURR_DATE) as mydate

Result is: Friday Feb 25 2011 11:49AM

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by:rushShah
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DECLARE @CURR_DATE smalldatetime
 SET  @CURR_DATE = ISNULL(@CURR_DATE, getDATE())
SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR(20), @CURR_DATE, 100)--o/p Feb 25 2011 1:29PM

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DECLARE @CURR_DATE smalldatetime
 SET  @CURR_DATE = ISNULL(@CURR_DATE, getDATE())
select DATENAME(WEEKDAY, @CURR_DATE)--o/p Friday

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SELECT DATENAME(WEEKDAY, getdate()) 
+ ' ' + CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), GETDATE(), 100)

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Friday Feb 25 2011
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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Applying in your code
DECLARE @CURR_DATE smalldatetime
 SET  @CURR_DATE = ISNULL(@CURR_DATE, getDATE())
SELECT DATENAME(WEEKDAY, @CURR_DATE) 
+ ' ' + CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), @CURR_DATE, 100)

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by:Rajkumar Gs
ID: 34981801
SELECT DATENAME(WEEKDAY, getdate()) 
+ ' ' + DATENAME(MM, GETDATE()) + RIGHT(CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), GETDATE(), 107), 9) AS [Month DD, YYYY]

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by:Rajkumar Gs
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Modifying your query
DECLARE @CURR_DATE smalldatetime
 SET  @CURR_DATE = ISNULL(@CURR_DATE, getDATE())
SELECT DATENAME(WEEKDAY, @CURR_DATE) 
+ ' ' + DATENAME(MM, @CURR_DATE) + RIGHT(CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), @CURR_DATE, 107), 9) AS [Month DD, YYYY]

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