SQL Gurus, help !!
I have a table with 3 fields, ID, Answer_5, Answer_6. Answer_5 & Answer_6 both hold a date value, but the fields are defined as string (for other reasons). In Answer_6 it is possible to have the string of 'Now'. I am trying to do a simple select as follows, changing fields on the fly to make 'Now' equal today's date:
select id, answer_5, CASE when answer_6 = 'Now' THEN cast(GETDATE() as date) when answer_6 is NULL then cast('01/1990' as date) ELSE cast(answer_6 as date) END AS new_answer_6 from tDataMult
I get "Conversion failed when converting date and/or time from character string." when I run and I can't seem to figure out why. Any help is greatly appreciated.