SQL date conversion of 5-digit date

Hello experts,

I am performing a data conversion and came across a date field that lives in a format I havent see.  Sample dates are:


I would love to get this into some type of mm/dd/yyyy format if possible.

I initially thought it was the excel julian format that could be solved via =TEXT(E7,"mm/dd/yyyy"), but that kicked out crazy future dates, so didnt make any sense.


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There is no way to know exactly what these dates were.  
You have to find the source of the data and get the information.
If you simply enter the number in excel, and then change the cell format to date, you'll get a date in 2045-49 depending on the number.

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PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Please ONLY use tags and topics that relate to your specific question.

You have listed both MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server, but date processing is very different in those 2 databases.

Which rdbms and version is actually used here?

In addition, can you also identify the actual data type of that column?
is it integer?
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
<wild guess>  
Are you working with an Excel spreadsheet, where dates were imported into it but Excel displays it as a number?
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