Sql – Get day of week in SQL Server 2005/2008

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If I have a date 01/01/2009, I want to find out what day it was e.g. Monday, Tuesday, etc…

Is there a built-in function for this in SQL Server 2005/2008? Or do I need to use an auxiliary table?

Best Solution

Use DATENAME or DATEPART:

SELECT DATENAME(dw,GETDATE()) -- Friday
SELECT DATEPART(dw,GETDATE()) -- 6