Posted By: Anonymous
SQL Server 2008, I have a query that is used to create a view and I’m trying to display a month’s name instead of an integer.
In my database, the
datetime is in a column called
OrderDateTime. The lines in the query that return the date is:
DATENAME(yyyy, S0.OrderDateTime) AS OrderYear, DATEPART(MONTH, S0.OrderDateTime) AS OrderMonth
This returns a column of years and a column of months as integers. I want to return the month names
(Jan, Feb, etc). I’ve tried:
CONVERT(varchar(3), DATEPART(MONTH, S0.OrderDateTime) AS OrderMonth
This is obviously is incorrect, as I get
Incorrect syntax near ‘AS’
message. What is the proper syntax for my query?
This will give you the full name of the month.
select datename(month, S0.OrderDateTime)
If you only want the first three letters you can use this
select convert(char(3), S0.OrderDateTime, 0)