Dean.Eshleman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
Using SQL, I'm trying to figure out how to convert a character field that contains '27/Aug/2009' into an 8 digit numeric date in the format 20090827. After the conversion, I want to load it into a field in the same record. I know I can substring out the year and the day. The tough part is converting the month. Is a CASE statement my only option? TIA

I know I'm coming in late, but one other option would be to build a two column, 12 row table:

JAN01
FEB02
MAR03
....
DEC12

And join to it.

Bill

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