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I have an sql view that I display on sharepoint using sharepoint data sources.

The field in my SQL view that I want to share is order by is called [date recorded]

The field date recorded is a datetime field and is stored using American formatting as that is the sql server default.

I can get the dates in british format by using this CONVERT(nvarchar, dbo.tblcustomerdetails.[Date Recorded],103 ) however then I cant order by the date as it is no longer a date.

If I try CONVERT(date, dbo.tblcustomerdetails.[Date Recorded],103 ) it still displays as American format.

Is there a way through either the SP data sources or SQL that I can get this to be a date still but displayed in English format.
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by:PortletPaul
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IF it really is a datetime field:
>>field date recorded is a datetime field and is stored using American formatting
sorry, that's not a correct impression
datetime information is stored as 2 integers - it is never stored by the format
what you 'see' isn't what is stored

you do NOT need to convert at all to properly order by that datetime field

select
-- use a format here to 'display' it in the fashion wanted
convert(varchar, thatField, 121) as displayDate -- 103, your choice
...
from whatever
order by
 thatField -- no conversion required here
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by:PortletPaul
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IF you are removing 'time' as part of the logic

select
-- use a format here to 'display' it in the fashion wanted
convert(varchar, thatField, 121) as displayDate -- 103, your choice
...
from whatever
order by
  -- no conversion required here
dateadd(day, datediff(day,0, [thatField] ), 0) -- use date functions to remove the time
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by:CaptainGiblets
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I have tried converting to varchar but then sharepoint will only treat it as a string.
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@CaptainGiblets sorry - didn't look at the asker's name - I just jumped in
(it's a hot button for me: the impression that dates are stored in a format)

I have to admit I really only know SharePoint as an end-user but:
 
try this?

convert(date,[thatField]) -- removes time
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