return month and day from a date

Posted on 2016-10-07
Last Modified: 2016-10-07
I want to return month and date to look like this


What would the syntax be?

So how would i modify

SELECT GetDate() to return what i need?
Question by:vbnetcoder
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by:Eugene Z
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SELECT GetDate() ,convert(varchar(5),getdate(),101)
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This works on my 2012 box
Declare @dt date = '2016-02-17'

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Keep in mind this returns a varchar and not a date data type.

If you're running 2008 and FORMAT is not available, you may have to do this (not tested as I don't have a 2008 box handy)
Declare @dt date = '2016-02-17'
SELECT RIGHT('0' + CAST(MONTH(@dt) as varchar(2)), 2)  + '/' + RIGHT('0' + CAST(DAY(@dt) as varchar(2)),2) 

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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Try this:

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On other option is to make the date the first day

So, I found this syntax that should work.  Do you think there is a better way of doing this?

   SELECT DATEADD(MONTH, DATEDIFF(MONTH, 0, getdate()), 0) AS [year_month_date_field]
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by:Eugene Z
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you Q was "I want to return month and date to look like this:
the above post will give what you need
if you have 2nd Q " get date the first day of this Month"
the one of options
you code is the one of the most populars   SELECT DATEADD(MONTH, DATEDIFF(MONTH, 0, getdate()), 0)

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by:Eugene Z
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you can try if you'r on sql 2012

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