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Date Conversion! - Microsoft SQL / MS SQL Server

Why is it nvarchar? Are you expecting to have birthdates with foreign alphabet characters embedded in them? Assuming that is MMDDYYYY and not DDMMYYYY, and that leading zeros are preserved, you can use this: UPDATE mytablename SET birthday = CONVERT ( DATETIME, RIGHT(Birthday, 4) + LEFT(Birthday, 4), 112 ) ALTER TABLE mytable ALTER COLUMN birthday DATETIME "Tunji" <com> wrote in message news:phx.gbl...  smalldatetime. ...

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    Why is it nvarchar? Are you expecting to have birthdates with foreign
    alphabet characters embedded in them?

    Assuming that is MMDDYYYY and not DDMMYYYY, and that leading zeros are
    preserved, you can use this:


    UPDATE mytablename SET birthday = CONVERT
    (
    DATETIME,
    RIGHT(Birthday, 4) + LEFT(Birthday, 4),
    112
    )

    ALTER TABLE mytable ALTER COLUMN birthday DATETIME


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    If the existing format is MMDDYYY:

    UPDATE SomeTable
    SET birthday = RIGHT(birthday,4)+LEFT(birthday,4)
    ALTER TABLE Sometable ALTER COLUMN birthday DATETIME


    If the format is DDMMYYYY:

    UPDATE SomeTable
    SET birthday = RIGHT(birthday,4)+SUBSTRING(birthday,3,2)+LEFT(bir thday,2)
    ALTER TABLE Sometable ALTER COLUMN birthday DATETIME


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    That did it guys! I really appreciate it.


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