Saturday, March 29, 2008

SQL:Format Data From Numberformat To Timeformat

Sometimes you have data that's in a number format and you need to show it in a time format. Instead of 2.25 you need to show 02:15
In that case you can use a combination of CONVERT and DATEADD
Run the examples below to see how it works

DECLARE @a DECIMAL(6,2)
SELECT @a = 3.00
SELECT @a AS OldValue,
CONVERT(CHAR(5), DATEADD(ss, @a * 3600, 0), 108) AS TimeFormatted

SELECT @a = 3.15
SELECT @a AS OldValue,
CONVERT(CHAR(5), DATEADD(ss, @a * 3600, 0), 108) AS TimeFormatted

SELECT @a = 3.25
SELECT @a AS OldValue,
CONVERT(CHAR(5), DATEADD(ss, @a * 3600, 0), 108) AS TimeFormatted


SELECT @a = 3.75
SELECT @a AS OldValue,
CONVERT(CHAR(5), DATEADD(ss, @a * 3600, 0), 108) AS TimeFormatted

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