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## lookup table for minutes of a day

 Author Message polkadot SSCertifiable Group: General Forum Members Points: 7406 Visits: 1261 Does anyone know if a website or have a query that generates a table with a row for each minute of the day starting 2 years ago and going 10 years into future?Need it to have values in one minute increments (1440 rows/minutes for each day):2013-10-07 04:322013-10-07 04:332013-10-07 04:342013-10-07 04:352013-10-07 04:362013-10-07 04:37Thanks! --Quote me Luis Cazares SSC Guru Group: General Forum Members Points: 95195 Visits: 21192 Using a Tally Table (or in this case a CTE) it's really easy to do it.Here's an example:`WITH e1(n) AS( SELECT * FROM (VALUES(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1))x(n)),e2(n) AS( SELECT e1.n FROM e1, e1 x),e4(n) AS( SELECT e2.n FROM e2, e2 x),e8(n) AS( SELECT e4.n FROM e4, e4 x),cteTally(n) AS( SELECT TOP 6307204 ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY (SELECT NULL)) - 1 FROM e8),Test(n) AS(SELECT DATEADD( minute, n, DATEADD( YEAR, -2, GETDATE()))FROM cteTally)SELECT MIN(n), MAX(n)FROM TestWHERE n <= DATEADD( YEAR, 10, GETDATE())`It won't give you the exact table you need but at least you'll have to analyze it to use it. If you have questions, feel free to ask. Luis C.General Disclaimer:Are you seriously taking the advice and code from someone from the internet without testing it? Do you at least understand it? Or can it easily kill your server?How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help: Option 1 / Option 2 polkadot SSCertifiable Group: General Forum Members Points: 7406 Visits: 1261 well, this gives me a table with one row containing two values:2011-10-07 16:11:56.343 2023-10-04 16:14:56.343I changed to Select *.Thanks for the answer with the bonus mini - puzzle Luis. I thought I wouldn't be able to do it but I did! :-)`WITH e1(min) AS( SELECT * FROM (VALUES(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1),(1))x(n)),e2(min) AS( SELECT e1.min FROM e1, e1 x),e4(min) AS( SELECT e2.min FROM e2, e2 x),e8(min) AS( SELECT e4.min FROM e4, e4 x),cteTally(min) AS( SELECT TOP 6307204 ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY (SELECT NULL)) - 1 FROM e8),Test(min) AS(SELECT DATEADD( minute, min, DATEADD( YEAR, -2, GETDATE()))FROM cteTally)SELECT *FROM TestWHERE min <= DATEADD( YEAR, 10, GETDATE())` --Quote me polkadot SSCertifiable Group: General Forum Members Points: 7406 Visits: 1261 for bonus bonus, can you show me how to get just the date and minutes? eg. 2011-10-20 21:45 --Quote me Luis Cazares SSC Guru Group: General Forum Members Points: 95195 Visits: 21192 If you wan't for display, you can convert to string using convert.To remove seconds from the datetime, you can do something different.Either you specify the exact time to start or you can calculate it.`SELECT DATEADD( MINUTE, DATEDIFF( MINUTE, 0, DATEADD( YEAR, -2, GETDATE())), 0)`By the way, you can remove a CTE, I just added to show the ranges without showing all the lines. Luis C.General Disclaimer:Are you seriously taking the advice and code from someone from the internet without testing it? Do you at least understand it? Or can it easily kill your server?How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help: Option 1 / Option 2 polkadot SSCertifiable Group: General Forum Members Points: 7406 Visits: 1261 I am making a permanent table. But I need the datetime without the zeros on end.just 2009-10-20 21:45not 2009-10-20 21:45:00.000 --Quote me dwain.c SSC-Forever Group: General Forum Members Points: 43957 Visits: 6431 polkadot (10/7/2013)I am making a permanent table. But I need the datetime without the zeros on end.just 2009-10-20 21:45not 2009-10-20 21:45:00.000A DATETIME data type will always have those zeroes on the end. My mantra: No loops! No CURSORs! No RBAR! Hoo-uh!My thought question: Have you ever been told that your query runs too fast?My advice:INDEXing a poor-performing query is like putting sugar on cat food. Yeah, it probably tastes better but are you sure you want to eat it?The path of least resistance can be a slippery slope. Take care that fixing your fixes of fixes doesn't snowball and end up costing you more than fixing the root cause would have in the first place.Need to UNPIVOT? Why not CROSS APPLY VALUES instead?Since random numbers are too important to be left to chance, let's generate some!Learn to understand recursive CTEs by example.Splitting strings based on patterns can be fast!My temporal SQL musings: Calendar Tables, an Easter SQL, Time Slots and Self-maintaining, Contiguous Effective Dates in Temporal Tables parulprabu SSCommitted Group: General Forum Members Points: 1843 Visits: 136 Hi, You can try with help of replace and convert functions`REPLACE(CONVERT(CHAR(16),DATEADD( MINUTE, DATEDIFF( MINUTE, 0, DATEADD( YEAR, -2, GETDATE())), 0), 126), 'T', ' ')` polkadot SSCertifiable Group: General Forum Members Points: 7406 Visits: 1261 parulprabu, Thanks for the help. --Quote me