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Function to format a datetime variable by a mask

By Colin Frame,

Devise a mask for the date format you desire and pass this in with the date e.g.

SELECT [dbo].[DateFormattedByMask] (GETDATE(),'DDDD DD MMM YYYY hh:mi')

could produce

Monday 30 Sep 2013 11:05

Limitations include no option for single digit day and month numbers e.g 24 hours after the previous example gives

Tuesday 01 Oct 2013 11:05

which may be desirable in some circumstances but not all.

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