SQL date time formatting

When writing queries you might sometimes come across those people clients who want the dates formatted in a certain way (pesky clients *shakes fist). Don’t stress its nothing too difficult.

Take the date 20th May 2014 and you get a request to convert this to dd/mm/yyyy.

We usually work in iso dates (yyyymmdd). For the example I will cast the iso date as a string and then cast it as a datetime and work from there.

Our final product will look something as follows:

I will go through what each of the steps entail.

 

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