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Find all SQL Server DateTime Formats

By , 25 Mar 2010
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When using DateTime with SQL Server, I often forget what the parameters are that allow formatting DateTime in specific ways. When that happens, I fire up this code fragment in SQL Server Management Studio and it neatly lists out every possible parameter with example output.
declare @Loop int
set @Loop = -1
declare @table table
    [Date] nvarchar(50) not null,
    [Param] int not null
while @Loop <= 150
    set @Loop = @Loop + 1
    begin try
        insert into @table
        select convert(nvarchar, getdate(), @Loop), @Loop
    end try
    begin catch
    end catch
select * from @table
Sample output:
Date                                               Param
-------------------------------------------------- -----------
Mar 24 2010  8:22AM                                0
03/24/10                                           1
10.03.24                                           2
24/03/10                                           3
24.03.10                                           4
24-03-10                                           5
24 Mar 10                                          6
Mar 24, 10                                         7


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GeneralSimply press F1 and write date formats.. Pinmemberran.sharabi23-Mar-10 22:50 
GeneralRe: Simply press F1 and write date formats.. Pinmemberdigital man24-Mar-10 0:49 

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