Casey DiBroaggio Casey DiBroaggio - 1 month ago 12
SQL Question

Returning Month Name in SQL Server Query

Using SQL Server 2008, I have a query that is used to create a view and I'm trying to display a month's name instead of an integer.

In my database, the datetime is in a column called OrderDateTime. The lines in the query that return the date is:

DATENAME(yyyy, S0.OrderDateTime) AS OrderYear,
DATEPART(MONTH, S0.OrderDateTime) AS OrderMonth


This returns a column of years and a column of months as integers. I want to return the month names (Jan, Feb, etc). I've tried:

CONVERT(varchar(3), DATEPART(MONTH, S0.OrderDateTime) AS OrderMonth


This is obviously is incorrect, as I get "Incorrect syntax near 'AS'" message. What is the proper syntax for my query?

Answer

This will give you the full name of the month.

select datename(month, S0.OrderDateTime)

If you only want the first three letters you can use this

select convert(char(3), S0.OrderDateTime, 0)
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