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Converting to datetime a char field with several possible date formats

By Federico Iori,

Suppose we need to convert to datetime a free text input field that contains a date which can come in more than one defined date format , for example

 '15-03-05' or
    '15/03/08'
  or  '15/03/2005'
 or   '03/15/2005'

This script converts the text to date, using case ,like and convert T-SQL operators , choosing the appropriate date format

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