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Convert Varchar to datetime


Convert Varchar to datetime

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Howard C. BAchtel-438731
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I have a data source that provides dates in a varchar format (e.g. AUG 28, 2008@11:30:03) that I need to convert to a datetime format. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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How about this...

select Cast(Replace('AUG 28, 2008@11:30:03', '@', ' ') as datetime)



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Just a slight addition to Ken's (correct!) answer:
SELECT CONVERT(DATETIME, REPLACE('AUG 28, 2008@11:30:03', '@', ' '), 109)



CONVERT with style 109 ensures that the correct format is taken.

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Just what the doctor ordered. Thanks a bunch.
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CREATE TABLE [dbo].[_CalendarDate](
[F1] [varchar](20) NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]

select * from dbo._CalendarDate

8242004
8252004
8262004

select CONVERT(datetime, F1, 103) from _CalendarDate

Syntax error converting datetime from character string.

I want to convert it to datetime, any idea?



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CREATE TABLE [dbo].[_CalendarDate](
[F1] [varchar](20) NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]

select * from dbo._CalendarDate

8242004
8252004
8262004

select CONVERT(datetime, F1, 103) from _CalendarDate

Syntax error converting datetime from character string.

I want to convert it to datetime, any idea?


Hard to say. Looks like the dates are in mmddyyyy format, but potentially with no leading zeros. If there are no leading zeros in the DD portion, it could be problematic. From your sample data, I have no clue.

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I was able to change the data to
08-24-2004
08-25-2004
08-26-2004

select CONVERT(datetime, F3, 103) from _CalendarDate

Msg 242, Level 16, State 3, Line 1
The conversion of a char data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range datetime value.

(1 row(s) affected)

any clue?



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I was able to change the data to
08-24-2004
08-25-2004
08-26-2004

select CONVERT(datetime, F3, 103) from _CalendarDate

Msg 242, Level 16, State 3, Line 1
The conversion of a char data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range datetime value.

(1 row(s) affected)

any clue?


try this:

select CONVERT(datetime, F3, 110) from _CalendarDate

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Msg 241, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Syntax error converting datetime from character string.

It didn't make sense as if I do:

SELECT convert(datetime,'2004-08-24',120)

2004-08-24 00:00:00.000

It works!



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Sorry guys. I figured it out.

There is erroneous data value in the table. =(



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