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SQL Server - Column Update

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Hello All,

I have a SQL Server Question. I am not sure which the best way to do it is. Now the requirement:
Every time, a new row(s) is inserted to my table xyz, then there is column in that table, called [update time], that gets the time of update in the format below…

For example – server Table
col1      col2      col3      updateTime
dsas      sdads      sdad      12/04/2012 1.45 PM
dsas      sdads      sdad      12/04/2012 1.50 PM


Is this difficult to accomplish?

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Also, [updateTime] column has to be of any specific format for achieving this?
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Perfect Anujnb,

That works but I am getting the date format as below:
Jan  2 2013  2:18AM

is it possible to get it like this?
01/02/2013 2:18AM

Thanks for your help so far :)
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Thank you All for your excellent 5 ***** help :)
For your effort.
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AnujSQL Server DBA
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If this is a date time column I recommend you to Insert the date time value with default format and while retrieving the values convert to the required format. This method has the advantage that you can do date manipulations to the date time column with out the requirement of any conversion and of-course the performance adv also.

SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR,GETDATE(),101)+' '+ LTRIM(RIGHT(CONVERT(VARCHAR(20), GETDATE(), 100),7))

SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR,UpdateTime(),101)+' '+ LTRIM(RIGHT(CONVERT(VARCHAR(20), UpdateTime, 100),7))
FROM <YourTable>

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thank you Anuj :)

Sure I will keep that in mind

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