How to convert nvarchar column to datetime type in MS SQL SERVER 2008 R2

I have a nvarchar(50) column named "created_time" in MS SQL with the following string format

Thu Mar 03 09:43:25 +0000 2016

How do I convert it into a datetime type or select "created_time" as a datetime column?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks and Regards, Christina


If you ignore the time zone, you can readily use convert():

select convert(datetime,
               left(stuff(stuff(created_time, 1, 4, ''), 8, 0, right(created_time, 4) + ' '), 20),

Actually, the intention here is to convert the string to the format "MMM DD YYYY HH:MI:SS", which is default format so cast() could also be used.

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