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MSSQL Convert Char To Date

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I have a table where the DateTime is stored as Char(14)
Example:  11272006124606    mmddyyyyhhmmss
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How can I convert  11272006124606 to 2006-11-27
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Question by:PhilChapmanJr
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Try..

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DECLARE @ AS CHAR(14) = '11272006124606'

SELECT CAST(RIGHT(SUBSTRING(@,1,8),4) + '-' + LEFT(SUBSTRING(@,1,8),2) 
+ '-' + SUBSTRING(SUBSTRING(@,1,8),3,2) AS DATE)

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by:Pawan Kumar
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For SQL 2012..

DECLARE @ AS CHAR(14) = '11272006124606'

SELECT CAST( CONCAT(  RIGHT(SUBSTRING(@,1,8),4) , '-' , LEFT(SUBSTRING(@,1,8),2) 
, '-' , SUBSTRING(SUBSTRING(@,1,8),3,2)) AS DATE)

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You can also use (in 2012+):
declare @dt as char(14) = '11272006124606'
select convert(date, stuff( stuff(left(@dt,8),5, 0, '/') , 3, 0, '/'), 101)

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Thanks for the help
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