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SQL get military time from string time - SQL Server 2005

Posted on 2011-03-23
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Hello experts,

I have a time field that I need to convert into military 4-digit 4-char varchar.  I currently have:

table: appointments
time:
03:20PM
03:30PM
03:40PM
03:50PM
08:00AM
08:10AM
08:20AM
08:30AM

and I would like to land on:

table: appointments
time:
1320
1330
1340
1350
0:00
0810
0820
0830

Thoughts?

Thanks!
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Question by:robthomas09
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by:Sharath
ID: 35202066
What is the data type of time column?
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by:robthomas09
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it is varchar(255) - thanks!
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Sharath earned 1000 total points
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If the data type is varchar,try this.
select replace(left(convert(varchar,CONVERT(datetime,[time]),108),5),':','') as TimePart from appointments

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If the data type is datetime, try this.
select replace(left(convert(varchar,[time],108),5),':','') as TimePart from appointments

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by:Kevin Cross
Kevin Cross earned 600 total points
ID: 35202132
Try this:
select REPLACE(CONVERT(char(5), CONVERT(datetime, appt_time), 8), ':', '')
from appointments;

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by:Kevin Cross
ID: 35202139
Sorry, Sharath.  I started typing my post before I saw yours.
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by:MaximumIQ
MaximumIQ earned 400 total points
ID: 35202203
If you're trying to do this directly in SQL I wouldn't know. But you can always use a VB Script or a simple VB solution to pull the fields, convert them and overwrite the table. The actual conversion in VB would look something like this.  

Dim strTime As String
Dim intSeperator As Integer

For Each strTime In TimeList
    intSeperator = InStr(Item, ":")
    
    Select Case UCase(Right(strTime, 2))
        Case Is = "AM"
            strNewTime = Replace(Replace(strTime, ":", ""), "AM", "")
        Case Is = "PM"
            strNewTime = Int(Left(strTime, intsperator - 1)) + 12 & Mid(strTime, intSeperator, 2)
        Case Else
            strNewTime = strTime
    End Select
Next Item

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by:MaximumIQ
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^ Late as always
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by:robthomas09
ID: 35202282
Thanks!
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