[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

sql date format

Posted on 2011-09-26
8
Medium Priority
?
224 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a copy of some code i need to adjust. the following code sets the date as 160611
i need to change the date to the following format 20110417.

please ignore the actual dates as they are just examples.
also with my print statement nothing happens.
set dateformat dmy 

--***********************************
--Declare Variables
--***********************************
declare 
	 @Date varchar(10)
	 , @FileDate varchar(8)


SET @FileDate = CONVERT(VARCHAR,
					CASE WHEN DATEPART(DD,@Date) < 10 
						 THEN '0' + CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(DD,@Date))
						 ELSE CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(DD,@Date))
					END
				 )
				+ CONVERT(VARCHAR,
					CASE WHEN DATEPART(MM,@Date) < 10 
						 THEN '0' + CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(MM,@Date))
						 ELSE CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(MM,@Date))
					END
				 )
				+ CONVERT(VARCHAR,RIGHT(DATEPART(YYYY,@Date),2))


print @FileDate

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:aneilg
8 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
DerZauberer earned 1000 total points
ID: 36598380
--***********************************
--Declare Variables
--***********************************
declare 
	 @Date varchar(10)
	 , @FileDate varchar(8)


SET @FileDate = CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(YYYY,@Date))
				+ CONVERT(VARCHAR,
					CASE WHEN DATEPART(MM,@Date) < 10 
						 THEN '0' + CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(MM,@Date))
						 ELSE CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(MM,@Date))
					END
				 )
				+ CONVERT(VARCHAR,
					CASE WHEN DATEPART(DD,@Date) < 10 
						 THEN '0' + CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(DD,@Date))
						 ELSE CONVERT(VARCHAR,DATEPART(DD,@Date))
					END
				 )


print @FileDate

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Lee Savidge
ID: 36598476
If @date was a datetime data type you can just do this:

SET @FileDate = select CONVERT(nvarchar(10), @Date, 112)
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:Lowfatspread
ID: 36598802
set @filedate=convert(char(8),@date,112)
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:aneilg
ID: 36598813
thanks guy.
one last question why does my print @FileDate not work.
0
 
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Lee Savidge
ID: 36598874
It does work. It prints to the messages tab. Use:

Select @FileDate

This returns it as a recordset.
0
 

Author Comment

by:aneilg
ID: 36598882
silly me. thanks.
0
 
LVL 143

Expert Comment

by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 36599032
btw, here my article to handle date/time correctly:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_1499.html
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:aneilg
ID: 36923375
thanks
0

Featured Post

Fill in the form and get your FREE NFR key NOW!

Veeam is happy to provide a FREE NFR server license to certified engineers, trainers, and bloggers.  It allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows. This license is valid for five workstations and two servers.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to leverage one TLS certificate to encrypt Microsoft SQL traffic and Remote Desktop Services, versus creating multiple tickets for the same server.
With User Account Control (UAC) enabled in Windows 7, one needs to open an elevated Command Prompt in order to run scripts under administrative privileges. Although the elevated Command Prompt accomplishes the task, the question How to run as script…
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…
With just a little bit of  SQL and VBA, many doors open to cool things like synchronize a list box to display data relevant to other information on a form.  If you have never written code or looked at an SQL statement before, no problem! ...  give i…

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question