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Shakti Singh Dulawat
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Hi all
Is there any best way to get month name in SQL SERVER 2005.
I know that we can do this using our own function, but just i want to conform that if SQL SERVER provide any function for month name if we have month number i.e. 1,2..12

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SQL has a DateName function, however it takes a datetime as a parameter, not a number

SELECT DATENAME(month, GETDATE()) AS 'Month Name'
returns
Month Name
------------------------------
February

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Thanks
Thats good
But is there is way so we can get month name using month number.

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Not directly, though you could convert the month number inot a date.

SELECT DATENAME(month,'1900/' + CAST(monthNumber AS VARCHAR(2)) + '/01')

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Thanks very much

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thank you GilaMonster...
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GilaMonster (2/8/2008)
Not directly, though you could convert the month number inot a date.

SELECT DATENAME(month,'1900/' + CAST(monthNumber AS VARCHAR(2)) + '/01')


Heh, too much VARCHAR in that for me, Gail... Tongue

SELECT DATENAME(mm,DATEADD(mm, MonthNumber-1,0))

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thanks a ton.....
it helped. BigGrin
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You bet... thanks for the feedback.

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A little modification in Jeff's code.

SELECT DateName(mm,DATEADD(mm,MonthNumber,-1))

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