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Function to Return Date and Time String for File Archiving

By Joshua A. Walker,

Run the code to create the function. Sample code for calling it is listed in the comments at the top.


If you have a file name and are making an archive:

SELECT 'C:\somefilename' + dbo.DBA_udfDateStringReturn(getdate(), 1, 1) + '.txt'

will return "C:\somefilename20090205-155737300.txt"


If you don't need it down to the millisecond then you can do this instead:

SELECT 'C:\somefilename' + dbo.DBA_udfDateStringReturn(getdate(), 0, 1) + '.txt'

Will Return: will return "C:\somefilename20090205-155737.txt"


PS> If the code won't parse it is because of unicode characters. Paste to notepad, remove the unicode characters and then paste that into SSMS.

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