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Dear all,

Hope things are going well at your end.

I need sql function for getting the following Scenarios:

Input parameter : ShiftDate

Need to create function for
Senario 1
1st day of the month – Till Date(Output:01-06-2013,02-06-2013,...28-06-2013)
Senario 2
1st day of the week – Till Day(week start date and end date)(23-06-2013,29-06-2013)
Senario 3
1st day of the year – Till Date(from 01-01-2013,02-01-2013,...01-02-2013,....28-06-2013)

please help on this?
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Create a reference or tally table that holds all the dates of the period you need (i.e. 365 rows per year). Select the desired date range from this reference table with a simple SELECT and WHERE clause. You can JOIN the results with other tables when needed. You can also create a stored procedure (or TVF) from the code below.

DECLARE @ShiftDate date
SET @ShiftDate = '20130202'

SELECT datecolumn
FROM referencetable
WHERE datecolumn <= @ShiftDate
-- unmark the row below to get all dates from the first day of the year
--AND datecolumn >= CAST(YEAR(@ShiftDate) as CHAR(4)) + '0101'
-- unmark the row below to get all dates from the first day of the month
--AND datecolumn >= CAST(YEAR(@ShiftDate) as CHAR(4)) + RIGHT('00' + CAST(MONTH(@ShiftDate) as varchar(2)), 2) + '01'
-- unmark the row below to get all dates from the first day of the week
--AND datecolumn >= dateadd(day, -1 * (DATEPART(weekday, @ShiftDate))+1, @ShiftDate)
ORDER BY datecolumn



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Thanks very much !
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In addition to using a tally/numbers table you might also want to take a look at this article from Lynn. It has a collection of excellent methods for finding certain dates.

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/lynnpettis/2009/03/25/some-common-date-routines/

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Hi Sean,

That's an interesting link. I've never thought of using the "0" in the DATEDIFF function, but it's an nice approach and consistent for the different dateparts (and therefor more readable).

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HanShi (6/28/2013)
Hi Sean,

That's an interesting link. I've never thought of using the "0" in the DATEDIFF function, but it's an nice approach and consistent for the different dateparts (and therefor more readable).


I can't take credit for it, that is all Lynn. But I frequently point people to that article because it works really well. ;-)

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very intersting link,very useful for me.thanks a lot!
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balamurugan.devadas (6/30/2013)
very intersting link,very useful for me.thanks a lot!


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