Jan 2, 2016.

SQL server uses data types to store a specific kind of value such as numbers, dates, or text in table columns and to use in functions, such as mathematical expressions. One issue with data types is that they don't usually mix well. Conversion functions make them mix better! Though there are times when.

In SQL Server, you can use CONVERT function to convert a string with the specified format to a DATETIME value. In MySQL, you can use STR_TO_DATE function if you need a specific format, or CONVERT if you need the default format. Note that the order of parameters in SQL Server and MySQL CONVERT functions is.