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Hi, I was just looking into a report for a client that's now running a lot slower than usual and it has the following line in the WHERE clause:

And DeliveryDt <= '$LASTDAYOFMONTH'

The DeliveryDt column has a data type of DATETIME.

Does anyone know what
$LASTDAYOFMONTH means, or how it translates into a datatime data type?

Thanks in advance Smile



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Never mind, this is just a place holder, the client manually inputs this value.

Thanks guys.
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If DeliveryDt contains (will possibly ever contain) a time portion (the data type DATETIME would allow that) then the condition
And DeliveryDt <= '$LASTDAYOFMONTH'

will omit all deliveries from the $LASTDAYOFMONTH.

Always use
And DeliveryDt < @FirstDayOfNextMonth 


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Sergiy - Thursday, February 1, 2018 7:52 PM
If DeliveryDt contains (will possibly ever contain) a time portion (the data type DATETIME would allow that) then the condition
And DeliveryDt <= '$LASTDAYOFMONTH'

will omit all deliveries from the $LASTDAYOFMONTH.Always use
And DeliveryDt < @FirstDayOfNextMonth 



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