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1. I want to get all records from my table where timestamp = to today's date.

Timestamp column
2014-09-04 14:08:25.243

select *from tbl_sample  where sellerCode = 'abc' and convert(char(10), TimeStamp, 112) = convert(char(10), GETDATE(), 120)

2. I have a column call Postingdate - 2014-09-01 00:00:00.000. I also want it to returns where postingdate = today's date
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select *from tbl_sample  where sellerCode = 'abc' and
(
   convert(char(10), TimeStamp, 112) = convert(char(10), GETDATE(), 112) OR
   convert(char(10), postingdate , 112) = convert(char(10), GETDATE(), 112)
)
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by:VBdotnet2005
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thank you :)
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by:VBdotnet2005
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Is this common?  convert(char(10), TimeStamp, 112) = convert(char(10), GETDATE(), 112)

select convert(char(10), '2014-09-01 00:00:00.000', 112)
result = 2014-09-01

select convert(char(10), GETDATE(), 112)
result = 20140904
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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http://www.blackwasp.co.uk/SQLDateTimeFormats.aspx

You can use 126 if you want to keep the dashes.
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by:PortletPaul
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or refer to:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/MS-SQL-Server/A_12315-SQL-Server-Date-Styles-formats-using-CONVERT.html

I would not recommend converting your timestamp column to varchar however, you should leave the data unconverted to take advantage of indexes. Please see this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sargable
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Thank you Portletpaul. Very useful.
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