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How to replace the year in a date in SQL Server

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Hi Experts,
I would like to replace the year part in a date in SQL Server.
I've tried the following, but I get this error message:
Msg 242, Level 16, State 3, Line 1
The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value.

UPDATE VacationBid
   SET Day1 = REPLACE(Day1,'2014','1015')
 WHERE Day1 LIKE '%2014%'

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by:Jim Horn
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Perhaps the medievial cultures in the year 1015 do not wish you to change dates.

Works on my 2008R2 box, assuming that the column you're trying to change is a date:
CREATE TABLE #tmp (dt date) 

INSERT INTO #tmp (dt) 
VALUES ('2014-01-01'), ('2014-03-01'), ('2010-01-07'), ('2009-01-01')

UPDATE #tmp 
SET dt = REPLACE(dt, '2014', '2015') 
WHERE dt LIKE '%2014%'

SELECT * FROM #tmp

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Perhaps it's a leap year issue, as the below returns a type conversion error
SELECT CAST('1015-02-29' as date) 

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by:Simon
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update vacationBid
set day1=dateadd(yy,1,day1)
where year(day1)=2014
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plusone3055 earned 600 total points
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you really want the year to read 1015 ???

or was that a typo ?
i think your looking for 2015

UPDATE VacationBid
   SET Day1 = DATEADD(YEAR,+1,Day1)
 WHERE Day1(YEAR) LIKE '%2014%'
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by:romsom
ID: 40503090
Very funny!
My users didn't want to travel back in time just to take vacation in year 1015.
Sorry, it was just a typo.
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by:Jim Horn
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We aim to please.

Every once in awhile we get a question about Access 200, and it takes awhile to explain that the Romans' first couple of desktop database applications left a lot to be desired, and that 202 was really the first usable application.
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JH

I liked the old school overalls pic .. why so formal now ?
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by:Jim Horn
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When you blow two grand on family photos there's a strong desire to justify spending the money.

The previous photo was after a Tough Mudder I ran a couple of years ago.
If you think it's a better photo for EE then I'll put it back.  
You're the first one that's commented on it.
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I hear that
that's why all family photos are taken with our cells :)

coming from the guy DJ'ing in his picture so what do I know :)
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