It occurs to me that I’ve probably written several versions of this function in various installations on SQL Sever over the last 10+ years (10 years 2 months, 26 days – to be exact) since I started using SQL Server. I should really put it somewhere that I can refer to it easily and not have to re-write it again. (So why not put it in my blog?)
It’s a simple little thing that takes a
DATETIME and returns the same but without the time elements, basically, it returns the date only.
CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[DateOnly] ( @DateTime DATETIME ) RETURNS DATETIME AS BEGIN RETURN DATEADD(MILLISECOND, -DATEPART(MILLISECOND, @DateTime), DATEADD(SECOND, -DATEPART(SECOND, @DateTime), DATEADD(MINUTE, -DATEPART(MINUTE, @DateTime), DATEADD(HOUR, -DATEPART(HOUR, @DateTime), @DateTime)))); END