How to return only the Date from a SQL Server DateTime datatypeAsk Questions

 Posted on 09/21/2019

SELECT GETDATE()

Returns: 2008-09-22 15:24:13.790

I want that date part without the time part: 2008-09-22 00:00:00.000

How can I get that?

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Asked by Joseph Sible on 09/21/2019 Score: 36 points
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Answered by Daniel Roseman on 9/21/2019 9:30:59 AM Score: 13 points

On SQL Server 2008 and higher, you should CONVERT to date:

SELECT CONVERT(date, getdate())

On older versions, you can do the following:

SELECT DATEADD(dd, 0, DATEDIFF(dd, 0, @your_date))

for example

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

gives me

2008-09-22 00:00:00.000

Pros:

  • No varchar<->datetime conversions required
  • No need to think about locale

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There is also the 'time' data type in SQL2008 which answers the other half of the question of separating date and time.
21/09/2019   09:31:47   Praful Chauhan
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