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What is the best way to convert a  sql statement from one format to another? What function should i use?

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What is the best way to convert a  sql statement from one format to another? What function should i use?
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by:Jim Horn
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Depends.  Define 'one format' and 'another'.
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Convert a SQL statement? Or do you mean convert data from a column?
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by:vbnetcoder
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I have a date in my database as one format and want it to display in another

MM/DD/YY

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YYYY/MM
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You can use the CONVERT function.
SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR(12),ColNameHere,111) --> Returns yyyy/mm/dd
SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR(7),ColNameHere,111) --> Returns yyyy/mm

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