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Convert AS400 fields to SQL Date

Posted on 2013-06-17
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I need to combined three fields in our AS400 database in SQL 2008 view to represent a date, i.e. Month, Day, Year

Currently I have used a combination of the following and am not able to display the date information properly:
CONVERT (DateTime, CONVERT(varchar, dbo.PR503AP.PRBDMM) + '/' + CONVERT (varchar, dbo.PR503AP.PRBDDD) + '/' + CONVERT (varchar, dbo.PR503AP.PRBDYY), 110) AS Birth_Date

Doing so, I render YYYY-MM-DD 00:00:00

My desired display should be MM/DD/YYYY or MM-DD-YYYY
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Question by:edrz01
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by:DOSLover
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SQL Server's CAST and CONVERT functions can help as follows.

select CONVERT(varchar(10),CAST(dbo.PR503AP.PRBDYY+ '-' + dbo.PR503AP.PRBDMM+ '-' + dbo.PR503AP.PRBDDD as datetime),101) from ...;

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by:edrz01
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Thank you DOSLover, I will try this tomorrow when I'm back at work.
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PortletPaul earned 500 total points
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You are almost there. I'm assuming those 3 fields are integers. Below I've used a cte and indentation for clarity, but I believe you really just needed a "wrapper"

convert(varchar, <<what you have here>>, format-mask)

;with cte as (
              select 1980 as PRBDYY, 1 as PRBDMM, 17 as PRBDDD
              )
select   
  -- using recommended, unambiguous, YYYY-MM-DD
  convert(varchar,
          CONVERT (DateTime, 
                      CONVERT(varchar, cte.PRBDYY) 
                    + '-' 
                    + CONVERT (varchar, cte.PRBDMM) 
                    + '-' 
                    + CONVERT (varchar, cte.PRBDDD)
                  )  -- moved format mask from here
        , 110) -- change format mask to suit here
  AS Birth_Date
from cte
;

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try this out at: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/1fa93/7707
note it isn't essential that you use YYY-MM-DD sequence - but I do recommend it.
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by:edrz01
ID: 39256641
PortletPaul, I took your coding and modified it:

CONVERT (varchar, CONVERT (DateTime, CONVERT (varchar, dbo.PR503AP.PRBDYY) + '-' + CONVERT (varchar, dbo.PR503AP.PRBDMM) + '-' + CONVERT (varchar, dbo.PR503AP.PRBDDD)), 110) As Birth_Date

This gave me the date sequence that I was looking for i.e. MM-DD-YYYY
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DOSLover, I did try your code and it gave rendered SQL errors.
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by:edrz01
ID: 39256648
Thank you for your recommendation, it pointed me in the direction I needed.
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