# SQL Case Statement - Time Format issue

I have the following issue with some data in a table
TRANS_TIME = HHMMSS (Example 10:00AM = 100000)

We have the command below to convert the time because we have sometimes in TRANS_TIME a value of 09:00AM, which is stored as 90000. So we use the statement below :-

CASE WHEN TRANS_TIME >= 100000 THEN CAST(TRANS_TIME AS char(6)) ELSE '0'+ CAST(KAS_ZEIT AS char(5)) END

Problem is we have TRAN_TIME values of 300 for (00:03:00) for example causing issue and wanted to to know the best way to deal will all interpretations of TRANS_TIME up until the last second (00:00:01) which is stored in TRANS_TIME as 1.
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Commented:
try replace

CASE WHEN TRANS_TIME >= 100000 THEN CAST(TRANS_TIME AS char(6)) ELSE '0'+ CAST(KAS_ZEIT AS char(5)) END

to

right('00000'+ KAS_ZEIT, 6)
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SQL Server DBACommented:
Try this , I think this is what you are looking for.

``````select  STUFF(STUFF(REPLICATE('0',6-LEN(TRANS_TIME)) +
convert(VARCHAR(6),TRANS_TIME),3,0,':'),6,0,':') as TRANS_TIMES

From Table
``````
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Problem resolverCommented:
Try
``````-- Convert one number into one time
declare
@int int,
@str varchar(10),
@str2 varchar(10),
@len int,
@tm datetime

set @str='000000'
set @int=300
set @str2=rtrim(ltrim(cast(@int as varchar)))
set @len=len(@str2)
set @str2=substring(@str,1,6-@len)+@str2
set @str2=substring(@str2,1,2)+':'+substring(@str2,3,2)+':'+substring(@str2,5,2)
select CONVERT(datetime,@str2,114)
``````
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MSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
No need for CASE. Try this:
``````SELECT STUFF(STUFF(RIGHT('000000' + CAST(TRANS_TIME AS VARCHAR),6),3,0,':'),6,0,':')
``````
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