Pure.Krome Pure.Krome - 5 months ago 27
SQL Question

How can I convert a Sql Server 2008 DateTimeOffset to a DateTime

I'm hoping to convert a table which has a

DATETIMEOFFSET
field, down to a
DATETIME
field BUT recalculates the time by taking notice of the offset. This, in effect, converts the value to
UTC
.

eg.

CreatedOn: 2008-12-19 17:30:09.0000000 +11:00


that will get converted to

CreatedOn: 2008-12-19 06:30:09.0000000


or

CreatedOn: 2008-12-19 06:30:09.0000000 + 00:00
<-- that's a
DATETIMEOFFSET
, but
UTC
.

Cheers :)

Answer

Converting using almost any style will cause the datetime2 value to be converted to UTC.
Also, conversion from datetime2 to datetimeoffset simply sets the offset at +00:00, per the below, so it is a quick way to convert from Datetimeoffset(offset!=0) to Datetimeoffset(+00:00)

declare @createdon datetimeoffset
set @createdon = '2008-12-19 17:30:09.1234567 +11:00'

select CONVERT(datetime2, @createdon, 1)
--Output: 2008-12-19 06:30:09.12

select convert(datetimeoffset,CONVERT(datetime2, @createdon, 1))
--Output: 2008-12-19 06:30:09.1234567 +00:00