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In SQL Server how do I isolate just the date portion of a date time field.

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I have a field enrollment_date that is on a table in SQL Server.  How do I isolate just the date portion?

I don't want just day, month or year but 08/31/2012.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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you may want to read up this article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/Miscellaneous/A_1499-DATE-and-TIME-don%27t-be-scared-and-do-it-right-the-first-time.html

in your case, you have 2 options, based on the fact if you need the date for display or for calculations.
if it's for display:
CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), enrollment_date, 101)

if it's for calculation:
CONVERT(datetime, CONVERT(varchar(10), enrollment_date, 101), 101)
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