sqlsql-servert-sqlsql-server-2005

Convert Month Number to Month Name Function in SQL


I have months stored in SQL Server as 1,2,3,4,...12. I would like to display them as January,February etc. Is there a function in SQL Server like MonthName(1) = January? I am trying to avoid a CASE statement, if possible.


Solution

  • A little hacky but should work:

    SELECT DATENAME(month, DATEADD(month, @mydate-1, CAST('2008-01-01' AS datetime)))