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How can I convert this date format to YYYYMMDD?

2013-04-02 00:00:00.000

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YYYYMMDD
20130402
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Question by:VBdotnet2005
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by:Jim Horn
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For some reason this works in my SSMS
Declare @dt datetime = '2013-04-02 00:00:00.000'
SELECT REPLACE(CONVERT(date, @dt, 112), '-', '')

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and this doesn't
SELECT REPLACE(CONVERT(date, '2013-04-02 00:00:00.000', 112), '-', '')

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Aneesh Retnakaran earned 125 total points
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> For some reason this works in my SSMS
You are converting it to 'Date', thats why it doesn't strip of the '-'s,

SELECT CONVERT(varchar, cast('2013-04-02 00:00:00.000' as datetime), 112)
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by:ValentinoV
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In case you expect your output to be string, I'd suggest this:

Declare @dt datetime = '2013-04-02 00:00:00.000'
SELECT CONVERT(char(8), @dt, 112)

Or perhaps you're expecting a number? Then:

Declare @dt datetime = '2013-04-02 00:00:00.000'
SELECT CONVERT(int, CONVERT(char(8), @dt, 112))
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by:Alpesh Patel
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if SQL server 2012 then


Select Format(GETDATE(),'yyyyMMdd')
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by:sachitjain
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SQL Server any version, this would surely work

declare @dt datetime
set @dt = getdate()
select convert(varchar(4), year(@dt)) + right('0' + convert(varchar(2), month(@dt)), 2) + right('0' + convert(varchar(2), day(@dt)), 2)
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