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How do you convert a date to a string?

I have field with date format that I need to move to another table that is in a fixed all char layout. I thought this would be straight forward but seems to be eluding me. Source is YYYY-MM-DD and I want to end up with YYYYMMDD text. Thank you for what should be simple.
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If the field you're selecting is a DATE field, then something like: SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR(8), MyDateField, 112) FROM MyTable might be the way to go. See [`CONVERT`][1] documentation for the various date format parameter options [1]: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms187928.aspx
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Like I said, straight forward and I thought I tried this yesterday but this worked like a champ! Thank you.
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