.Net ramblings
# Monday, 02 April 2007
How to get YYYY-MM date formats in SQL
not exactly rocket science, but i always forget this sort of thing. 
CONVERT(char(7), GetDate(), 121)

this gives a date like "2007-03".  it works because SQL formats the dates like YYYY-MM-DD etc., so you can just take the first X characters to take as much of the date as you want.

another handy one i use is to get DD/MM/YYYY format:

Convert(NVarChar(10), GetDate(), 103)

the full list of date styles is on msdn2

Monday, 02 April 2007 14:28:57 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0]  Database

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