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Date conversion in sql server 2012

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Hello: I need to convert date stored in a sql server table/column as 20161116 13:49:43.81
to dd/mm/yyyy that can be sorted in Excel. The date column is nvarchar(23), null and encompass in a select statement.
Any feedback appreciated.  

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Rm103
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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You should be able to export to Excel as is. Did you even tried?
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by:rm103
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yes
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What was the result?

>> The date column is nvarchar(23),
Dates should be stored as dates, not strings.
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by:Jim Horn
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This works on my 2008R2 box to convert to a valid datetime
Declare @dt nvarchar(23) = '20161116 13:49:43.81'
SELECT CAST(LEFT(@dt, 8) + ' ' + RIGHT(@dt, 11) as datetime) 

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To convert to a varchar formatted as dd/mm/yyyy in SQL Server
Declare @dt nvarchar(23) = '20161116 13:49:43.81'
SELECT convert(varchar, CAST(LEFT(@dt, 8) as DATE) ,103)

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See SQL Server Date Styles (formats) using CONVERT() for handy conversion functions.

.. or you can just pass the value as a date and let Excel format it however you wish.
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Scott Pletcher earned 2000 total points
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Since it's already a string, I would leave it a string, no need to risk a conversion to date:

SELECT
    date_column AS original_date_column,
    STUFF(LEFT(date_column, 4), 1, 0, SUBSTRING(date_column, 7, 2) + '/' + SUBSTRING(date_column, 5, 2) + '/') AS date_ddmmyyyy
FROM (
    VALUES('20161116 13:49:43.813')
) AS test_data(date_column)
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by:rm103
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This worked perfectly.

Thanks!!
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