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I found many articles on date formatting expressions in SSIS but I couldn't find one that specified how to get just the Year such as 13 for 2013 or 12 for 2012... I tried


but it gives me the same result as


I was thinking of a dirty/hack fix which would be something like

DATAPART("yyyy",GETDATE()) - 2000 

but it just doesn't feel right.... what if someone runs my package 1000 years from now? lol. Any suggestions?

I am trying to add a time stamp to a file name.. so today's file should be Auth040113.txt. I am creating the file name in a variable using expressions.

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Are you looking to do this as part of your source query or as an Expression in a component like a Derived Column –  billinkc Apr 1 '13 at 21:18
@billinkc it's actually in the Expression property for a Variable in the package –  JuanVelez Apr 1 '13 at 21:21
Why are you doing this if it's just for a log file name? Use the ISO format YYYYMMDD and be done with it. There's almost no reason to use a 2-digit year for new development anymore. –  Jon Seigel Apr 1 '13 at 21:39
I know, But I am just trying to conform with the current naming convention that is already in place. –  JuanVelez Apr 1 '13 at 21:40
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up vote 4 down vote accepted

Use the modulo operator %: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms141815(v=sql.100).aspx

DATEPART("yyyy",GETDATE()) % 100

Your next problem may be that this will still be be a number and thus will not have leading zeros.

What is your underlying problem? What are you trying to format a date as?

You would then just use (DT_WSTR, 2) DATEPART( "YY", GETDATE()) % 100 as part of your expression.

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I am trying to add a time stamp to a file name.. so todays file should be Auth040113.txt. I am creating the file name in a variable using expressions. –  JuanVelez Apr 1 '13 at 21:23
That should work, Thanks! –  JuanVelez Apr 1 '13 at 21:41
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I usually do my datatime formatting for file processing in a script task and save it as a variable to append to the filename.

For example:

        //Set date format for folder and file naming
        Dts.Variables["ProcessedDate"].Value = now.ToString("yyyyMMdd");

Then later I can just add the filename plus my processed date at the end.

But if need be, you could just take the 2 most right of the year after converting it to a string


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