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Convert text date data to date data type

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The CDate() function

Convert text to a date data type

Discussion:

We might have inherited or imported date data in text format like "November 21 2011" or even "21 November 2011".  Since we want to properly store this text data in a date field, we can conveniently use the cdate() function to achieve our goal. 

Code:

SELECT cdate("November 21 2011") as DateType 

You will achieve the same result if you use: 

SELECT cdate("21 November 2011") as DateType

 

Result: