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SQL server default language english- datetime & time columns

Posted on 2015-01-22
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Hi Experts,

I'm working on a large product that has hundreds of queries that involve DateTime and Time columns on SQL Server.  We are experiencing a problem when our application uses an SQL server where the default language is not English.

The reason- we are using the format string "YYYY-MM-DD hh:mm:ss" and not "YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss"

So my question is, are there any shortcuts for me here?  Is the best case to go through each query that touches a DateTime or Time column and change it to this format?  When reading from the database, will I have to convert again?

I know this is vague, but I'm at the "trying to understand the problem" phase.

Thanks,
Mike
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by:Scott Pletcher
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You can add the statement:
SET DATEFORMAT mdy
to the start of the proc if all date literals are in that format.

Btw, for the future, the format below always works, and is shorter and more natural:
"YYYYMMDD hh:mm:ss"
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by:thready
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What do you mean by "start of the proc"?  I have code in a gazillion files that do individual update/insert /select all over the place... Is there a global way to ensure a customer's machine uses only our database format in this way?
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Scott Pletcher earned 2000 total points
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No, not if they have a default language that has a different date setting, afaik.

"Start of the proc" =
CREATE PROC ...
AS
SET NOCOUNT ON;
SET DATEFORMAT mdy
...rest of proc...
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by:thready
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Thanks  :)
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