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Convert DateTime value

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I'm uploading a flat file I recieve into a temp table.  A date in the file is in the format of 'dd-mm-yy' and is placed into a varchar field in the temp table.  Is the only way to convert this to an actual date in SQL by using SUBSTRING like below or is there a better way?  This is for SQL 2005.  

CAST(SUBSTRING(F1,4,2) + '-' + SUBSTRING(F1,1,2) + '-' + SUBSTRING(F1,7,2) AS datetime)

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