i think using EXISTS is a little better, and is what I would typically do:
--does ANY data match the criteria?
IF EXISTS (SELECT
WHERE deddatetimecreated > DATEADD(DAY, DATEDIFF(DAY, 0, GETDATE()), -55)
--build a report with this data?
deddedcode AS "DED CODE",
dedlongDesc AS DESCRIPTION,
deddatetimecreated AS DATE
FROM dedcode WHERE deddatetimecreated > DATEADD(DAY, DATEDIFF(DAY, 0, GETDATE()), -55)
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