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Converting timestamp values from Varchar to varbinary(8)

Hi,

I have been battling with this for days now. If you execute the SQL below
you will get the following result: 0x3078303030303 030, which is incorrect.
It looks like the conversion is more literal than I am wanting. Does anybody
know the correct way to convert a timestamp that has been stored as a char
type, back into a varbinary(8)? (vb(8) is the suggested data type for
storing timestamps)

=============== ===============
declare @strMinTimestam p varchar(18)
declare @MinTimestamp varbinary(8)

set @strMinTimestam p = '0x000000001A01 7FD8'

set @MinTimestamp = convert(varbina ry(8), @strMinTimestam p)

select @MinTimestamp
=============== ===============

thanks in advance!!

Eugene
Jul 20 '05 #1
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