Posted By: Anonymous
I need to access only Month.Year from Date field in SQL Server.
As well as the suggestions given already, there is one other possiblity I can infer from your question:
– You still want the result to be a date
– But you want to ‘discard’ the Days, Hours, etc
– Leaving a year/month only date field
SELECT DATEADD(MONTH, DATEDIFF(MONTH, 0, <dateField>), 0) AS [year_month_date_field] FROM <your_table>
This gets the number of whole months from a base date (0) and then adds them to that base date. Thus rounding Down to the month in which the date is in.
NOTE: In SQL Server 2008, You will still have the TIME attached as 00:00:00.000
This is not exactly the same as “removing” any notation of day and time altogether.
Also the DAY set to the first. e.g. 2009-10-01 00:00:00.000