Solved

Help with SQL date conversion

Posted on 2014-10-01
2
196 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-01
I have a column named birth_date which is varchar(8).  I am trying to convert this to a date and keep getting:

Msg 241, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Conversion failed when converting date and/or time from character string.

The data in the column is formatted as 01011997.

I thought this would work, but it does not and I'm not sure why:
convert(date,birth_date,101)

Any help appreciated!
0
Comment
Question by:jasonbrandt3
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Pletcher earned 500 total points
ID: 40355298
cast(right(birth_date, 4) + left(birth_date, 4) as date)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jasonbrandt3
ID: 40355338
Perfect!!!!  Thank you so much!!!
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Has Never Been Easier

Improve and reinforce salesforce training & adoption using WalkMe's digital adoption platform. Start saving on costly employee training by creating fast intuitive Walk-Thrus for Salesforce. Claim your Free Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Slowly Changing Dimension Transformation component in data task flow is very useful for us to manage and control how data changes in SSIS.
This article shows gives you an overview on SQL Server 2016 row level security. You will also get to know the usages of row-level-security and how it works
Viewers will learn how to use the INSERT statement to insert data into their tables. It will also introduce the NULL statement, to show them what happens when no value is giving for any given column.
Viewers will learn how to use the UPDATE and DELETE statements to change or remove existing data from their tables. Make a table: Update a specific column given a specific row using the UPDATE statement: Remove a set of values using the DELETE s…

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question