Hi, hopefully a bit of an obvious question, but I need to run the following on a daily basis to insert data older than 1 month from today into a different table.
INSERT INTO Table1 (Column1, Column2)
SELECT (Column1, Column2)
FROM Table 2
WHERE [DATE] < DATEADD(mm, -1, GETDATE())
The question is; does this pull back data from older than the beginning of this month or from today's date? By that I mean, if I ran it today would it consider anything older than the 22nd October to be 'minus one month' or would it look at anything older than 1st November?
Also does it also take into consideration shorter months? I.e what does it do on the 1st March for the data from 29th, 30th, 31st Jan?
I have thought of the other option of just doing a WHERE GETDATE() -31, but then for some months I'll end up with a month and a bit....
Hope that makes sense and thanks in advance.
If your date column has a timestamp then it could affect the result. As it stands, if I was to run your query from my PC, this would bring back all records with a date less than 22nd October 11:11AM
Also, I believe dateadd is smart enough to work out an a month. For example,
would return 30th November 2012.
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