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T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime

How to get only DATE portion out of DATETIME column in MSSQL ?


Ayende just posted a T-SQL function that strips DATE from DATETIME value. Since I like T-SQL for this kind of tricks I just decided to post kinda the same snippet just make it more simple. Enjoy :)


SELECT DATEADD(dd, 0, DATEDIFF(dd, 0, GETDATE()))

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# JustDate: Striping the time part from datetime variables

2/17/2006 3:43 AM by Ayende @ Blog

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
Another way to accomplish just the same is
declare @date datetime
set @date=CONVERT(varchar(8), GETDATE(), 112)
Found at http://www.sql.ru/faq/faq_topic.aspx?fid=110

2/17/2006 9:03 AM by bazile

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
bazile: Yep, it is well known one.

It has some disadvantages. The biggest disadvantage is that you have implicit conversion from VARCHAR to DATETIME - so pay attention you can get a different date than the one you are working with.

2/17/2006 12:40 PM by Anatoly Lubarsky

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
I was sure that this method is 100% accurate. Result of CONVERT(varchar(8), GETDATE(), 112) should be treated equally on all versions of SQL Server with any localization. Date format of 'yyyymmdd' is Microsoft's recommended way of representing date as a string. So i thought. Can you give an example when this method will not work as intented?

2/17/2006 5:23 PM by bazile

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
hm... Actually this way is ok. It is also a docummented one, but...

I don't like it because IMHO it just can not be a good way to convert datetime to a string and convert it back just to get datetime. You have one explicit conversion and one implicit which is especially not good for SQL.

Implicit conversion takes place here:
@date = VARCHAR

Actually my way is also a bit more performant. But conversion will be a pain in queries (WHERE clause, GROUP BY clause, etc)

2/17/2006 6:03 PM by Anatoly Lubarsky

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
I've posted about the same subject some time ago and post is available at http://weblogs.asp.net/guerchele/archive/2004/05/04/125899.aspx

Regards,

Luciano Evaristo Guerche
Taboão da Serra, SP, Brazil

2/17/2006 10:11 PM by Luciano Evaristo Guerche

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
the most effective way:

function FixDate(@dt as datetime) returns datetime
begin
return cast(cast((@dt - 0.500000038580247) as int) as datetime)
end

3/31/2006 12:11 PM by andrey

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
andrey: No, the most effective way is the one in the post.

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5/13/2008 10:13 AM by Anatoly Lubarsky

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
it's the worse topic i had seen

5/29/2008 7:42 AM by Tony

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
You can use SELECT CONVERT(CHAR(10),GETDATE(),103)

You will get month/day/year format.
If you want different format change 103 to 101 or some other from 101 to 113

Replace GETDATE() with your date column.

6/6/2008 2:27 PM by Sunilkumar Biradar

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
@Sunilkumar

the point is to get DATETIME not CHAR/VARCHAR

6/6/2008 3:05 PM by Anatoly Lubarsky

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
In SQL 2008, CONVERT(DATE,GETDATE()) should do it.

8/5/2008 10:10 AM by Rahul Marathe

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
You never want to convert a date to something like a varchar. My sollution is in my opinion better:

dateadd(dd, -datediff(dd, <mydatecolumn>, 1), 1)

I just get the number of days in the date since 'date 1' and add it to 'date 1'. You get a clean new date where the time component is 0.

11/13/2008 2:58 PM by Thomas van Rompaey

# re: T-SQL: Get only Date from DateTime
You really don't want to CAST or CONVERT. This is about as simple as it gets.

DECLARE @Today DATETIME
SET @Today = DATEDIFF(dd, 0, GETDATE())

1/9/2009 2:24 AM by Dudeman

# Getting date from SQL datetime type | Cogent Code
Getting date from SQL datetime type | Cogent Code

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