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MS SQL Server SQL For Converting Date to GMT Format
For HTTP Headers If-Modified-Since and Last-Modified

 11:44 am on Apr 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

SELECT Left(DateName(Weekday,getdate()),3) + ', ' + CONVERT(CHAR(20),getdate(),113) + ' GMT'

I hope this is useful to someone as I couldn't find it anywhere else on the net.

Output Format is
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 12:42:04 GMT



 11:48 am on Apr 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

Note that GMT officially ceased to exist in 1972.

The base time zone for the planet is now UTC, which for most intents and purposes is numerically equivalent but is not at all the same thing.

The problem is that UK clocks show UTC+0000 in Winter and UTC+0100 in Summer. That is, while the UK uses a zone numerically equivalent to GMT in the Winter, UK clocks use a zone which is numerically equivalent to GMT+1 in Summer.

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