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I want to extract the Actual day, for example Fri for 22/07/2016, from a DateTime field in SQL

Posted on 2016-07-22
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I have tried CONVERT and looked at Date and Time Styles in SQL but I cannot see any that will output "DDD" as you can in Excel.


SELECT     call_date AS DateRaised, CONVERT(VARCHAR(30), call_date, 106) AS 'Day',
calltype, CallOutNo,
FROM         dbo.vw_CallsInByDay_01
WHERE     (DATEPART(YEAR, call_date)) = 2016
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Select datename(dw, getdate())
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If you just wwant the short name, you can return the left 3 chars:

select left(datename(dw, getdate()), 3)

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by:CMChalcraft
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Very good. Thanks for the speedy response.

Regards

Chris C
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Hopefully it helped?

Thanks.
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