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Posted May 2, 2003

Most Legible Date Format Function

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff



>>Script Language and Platform: MS SQL 2000
Datetime coversion is always a headache for SQL technical users. Through this function, you can get the most legible way of representing the date. It can be applied on any single day, any table with datetime field columns.

Author: Claire Hsu


create function dbo.date(@date datetime)
returns varchar(20)
As


--Script Language and Platform:MS SQL 2000
--Objecttive: New way of displaying date.This function can 
--give you the most legible way to present a date
--Usage Ex: select dbo.date(DOB) from customers
--Author:Claire Hsu  
--Date  :2003/4/30
--Email:messageclaire@yahoo.com



begin
declare @string varchar(20)
set @string = 
(select left(datename(month,@date),3)+" 
     "+convert(varchar(2),day(@date))+(case 
when right(day(@date),1)=1 and day(@date)<>11 then 'st'
when right(day(@date),1)=2 and day(@date)<>12 then 'nd'
when right(day(@date),1)=3 and day(@date)<>13 then 'rd'
else 'th' end)+"'"+datename(year,@date))

return (@string)
end



--Usage
--select dbo.date(datetime_filed_column) from table_name
--select dbo.date('2/24/2001') as DATE


/*This is the result display

Jan 1st'2001

Mar 3rd'2003

Mar 15th'2002
*/

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