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Query Shortcut for Displaying All DateTime Conversion Styles

Query Shortcut for Displaying All DateTime Conversion Styles

Query Shortcut for Displaying All DateTime Conversion Styles

There have been times when I’ve needed a specific format for a DateTime value but don’t have the different style values memorized. Instead of doing a search on the CONVERT function each time, I created this query shortcut and thought I’d share.

Go to (SSMS 2014) ...
Tools > Options… > Environment > Keyboard > Query Shortcuts

Paste the following into one of the shortcuts (for example, Ctrl+7)
DECLARE @Now DATETIME2(7) = SYSDATETIME(); SELECT Style, CONVERT(VARCHAR, @Now, Style) [CONVERT(VARCHAR, @Now, Style)] FROM (VALUES (0), (100), (101), (102), (103), (104), (105), (106), (107), (108), (9), (109), (110), (111), (112), (13), (113), (114), (20), (120), (21), (121), (126), (127), (130), (131)) s(Style)

Now, when you have a query window open, you can press the query shortcut and see the current date/time in all of the available styles in the Results window.

RE: Query Shortcut for Displaying All DateTime Conversion Styles

Ought to be in an FAQ.


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for a NUance!tongue

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