getdate format

On Getdate(), how can I return it as 2011-11-30 00:00:00.000 instead of
2011-11-30 10:27:06.130?
VBdotnet2005Asked:
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sammySeltzerCommented:
How about:

CONVERT(char(10), Getdate(), 101)
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sammySeltzerCommented:
Sorry, what I gave you won't work.

Change your data type from dateTime to smalldatetime and that will fix it.
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tim_csCommented:
This should work if you want the default format but the time set to midnight.

DATEADD(d,0,DATEDIFF(d,0,getdate()))
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sventhanCommented:
-- MM/DD/YY date format - Datetime format sql
SELECT TOP (1)
      SalesOrderID,
      OrderDate = CONVERT(varchar(8), OrderDate, 1),
      OrderDateTime = OrderDate
FROM AdventureWorks.Sales.SalesOrderHeader
ORDER BY SalesOrderID desc
/*
SalesOrderID      OrderDate         OrderDateTime
75123             07/31/04          2004-07-31 00:00:00.000
*/

more look into this...
http://www.sqlusa.com/bestpractices2005/centurydateformat/
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
You are confusing the output you see in a client tool such as SSMS with reality:  Getdate() returns a datetime data type and datetime data types do not have any format.
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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
As everyone else has suggested you can certainly CONVERT the output to a varchar with the format you like, but that is not a datetime value.
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