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I am trying to use 101 (US style) date format for my date dimension I am working on. Currently I have two formulas which I am trying to use for the main first day and last day of month, etc. They show up as YYYY-MM-DD and I want them at 101 (mm/dd/yyyy). The formulas are
DATEADD(month, DATEDIFF(month, 0, @CurrentDate), 0) AS first_day_of_month,

AND
CONVERT(DATETIME, CONVERT(DATE, DATEADD(DD, - (DATEPART(DD, (DATEADD(MM, 1, @CurrentDate)))), DATEADD(MM, 1, @CurrentDate)))) AS last_day_of_month,


What I have tried:

I've tried sticking 101 in there and dateformat and doing an update as well but couldn't figure it out
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Updated 25-Feb-19 5:17am
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Maciej Los 25-Feb-19 11:15am
   
Date is date and nothing else! If you would like to display custom format, you have to convert it into string.
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Solution 1

Have you tried
SELECT FORMAT (GETDATE(), 'MM/dd/yyyy ') AS Date


You do realise that formatting only applies to dates in strings - dates which are prepared for presentation to the user in some form. No formatting you apply to a DATE, DATETIME or DATETIME2 column will be retained as dates are stored as a number of ticks since a specific point in time, not as a "date" value.
   
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Solution 2

Please, read my comment first, then refer this article: Dealing with custom date formats in T-SQL - SQLServerCentral[^]

For further details, please see: CAST and CONVERT (Transact-SQL) - SQL Server | Microsoft Docs[^]
   

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