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SQL Barbarian

After working in the mortgage industry for 7 years, I transitioned into Business Intelligence and began learning SQL and .NET. My goal is to integrate my business knowledge into my development to intelligently analyze and find solutions to problems. Blogging offers me an option to share what I've learned as well as receive feedback on better practices and solutions.

Archives: August 2014

Snippet Alert: Useful dates (eom, bom, etc)

Common date values you may need to reference that you may not want to write from scratch each time.

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Posted in SQL Barbarian on 12 August 2014

Generate Random Date With Starting Point

If you want to create sample random samples when dealing with date calculations to test your results, you can easily create a start and end point of randomly created dates.

This is a snippet I've saved for reuse:

language-sql

DATEADD(day, (ABS(CHECKSUM(NEWID())) % $Days Seed Value$), '$MinDate$')  

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Posted in SQL Barbarian on 12 August 2014