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convert month name to month number


convert month name to month number

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Michael Valentine Jones
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This is fairly simple:
select
   *,
   MonthNumber = month([month]+' 1 2010')
from
   ( --test data
   select [month] = 'January' union all
   select [month] = 'April' union all
   select [month] = 'September' union all
   select [month] = 'December'
   Wink a




Results:
month     MonthNumber
--------- -----------
January 1
April 4
September 9
December 12

(4 row(s) affected)

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how abt this?

declare @month datetime
set @month = 'apr'+'1 2010'
SELECT DATEPART(MONTH, @month)

Cheers,,,

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Jeff Moden (5/6/2010)
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There've been a lot of answers to this question and they could all be unnecessary because SQL Server is very forgiving for most date formats. With that thought in mind, what does the original data look like? And I'm not just talking about the month name. For example, if your trying to convert a string to an SQL Datetime and the date looks like '1 June 2010', there you don't need to find the month number to do the conversion....

SELECT CAST('4 June 2010' AS DATETIME)






Your are genious , Jeff Moden

I like your simplicity.
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Dehqon D. (6/11/2011)
Your are genious , Jeff Moden

I like your simplicity.


Agreed. Jeff has a way with cutting to the chase and seeing what is really needed.

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I've just found that this works in Reporting Services as well where Fields!Season_Month returns the month name only:

=Month("1 " & Fields!Season_Month.Value & " 2012")


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Very forgiving indeed.


SELECT MONTH('April' + ' 1900')





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