SQL Query help

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MS Query below shows a result with 2018-02-11 01:00:00:000, I would like to add a striping so it only shows 2018-02-11.

Any tips?

SELECT TOP 10 [Time]
FROM [Prod].[Data].[IncomingUpdate]
order by Time desc
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Ryan ChongCommented:
try:

SELECT TOP 10 cast([Time] as date) [Time]
FROM [Prod].[Data].[IncomingUpdate]
order by 1 desc
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Ares KurkluSoftware EngineerCommented:
You can try;

SELECT TOP 10 CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), [TIME], 120) AS [TIME]
FROM [Prod].[Data].[IncomingUpdate]
order by Time desc
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Mark WillsTopic AdvisorCommented:
Few different methods, probably depends on how you want to use it

Also depends on if you want the top 10 different [time]

SELECT TOP 10 [Time]
       , format([time],'yyyy-MM-dd') as Format_Time                   -- ends up as varchar
       , convert(char(10), [time],120) as convert_time                   -- ends up as varchar                 
       , cast([time] as date) as cast_time                                -- ends up as date
       , dateadd(d,0,datediff(d,0,[time])) as datediff_time                   -- remains datetime but gets rid of hours etc
FROM [Prod].[Data].[IncomingUpdate]
order by Time desc

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Lots of ways to 'show' the format you want, but a fundamental difference in the datatype. Probably the cast as date is preferred because it gives you format but also preserves date construct. As Ryan had posted :)
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WeTiAuthor Commented:
Thanks Ares got the result more correct so he will get more points. Thnx for other answers.
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
As an aside, [Time] is a poor choice of column name as it is also a data type and therefore a reserved word, which forces T-SQL developers to use square brackets [] surrounding it in code, which is one thing to potentially forget and throw an error.

And you'll confuse the hell out of your users with a column named [Time] that contains a date value with no time.
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