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Getting Total Count for each month based on the Start and End Date


Getting Total Count for each month based on the Start and End Date

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I've a simple TSQL query as follows

SELECT COUNT (PaxNum) as TotalPassengersCount
FROM dbo.FlightDetails
WHERE FlightDate BETWEEN '1/1/2013' and '1/31/2013';

Here, I'm getting the TotalPassengercount for the month of Jan 2013.
Now, if I change my end date to '10/15/2013', I want to get the passenger count for each month up to Oct 15.

For eg, my desired result should be

Jan - 2000
Feb - 2500
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Oct (month to date up to 15) - 1000

Instead of changing the date and running it for every month manually, I wanted to know if we can do this in one single query without having to run it manually for each month.

Thanks for your help in advance
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You could add the MONTH and YEAR functions or a CONVERT to group by.
SELECT RIGHT( CONVERT(char(11), FlightDate, 113), 8) Month,
COUNT (PaxNum) as TotalPassengersCount
FROM dbo.FlightDetails
WHERE FlightDate BETWEEN '1/1/2013' and '1/31/2013'
GROUP BY RIGHT( CONVERT(char(11), FlightDate, 113), 8);


PS. You can change the Month format


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Assuming FlightDate is a datetime data type you could use this.


SELECT Month(FlightDate) as Month,
COUNT (PaxNum) as TotalPassengersCount
FROM dbo.FlightDetails
WHERE FlightDate BETWEEN '1/1/2013' and '10/15/2013'
GROUP BY Month(FlightDate);



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Assuming also that both dates will be on the same year and months won't overlap. Otherwise a year column is also necessary.;-)


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Just as a side note:
Whenever dealing with a date type in character format, I'd prefer the ISO format 'YYYYMMDD', so '20131015' instead of '10/15/2013'

Just use SET DATEFORMAT DMY in a query window and try Sean's query again....



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LutzM (10/16/2013)
Just as a side note:
Whenever dealing with a date type in character format, I'd prefer the ISO format 'YYYYMMDD', so '20131015' instead of '10/15/2013'



+10000 to that.

I should have reformatted the query and stated the same but apparently I was being lazy this time. :-D

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SELECT CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), DATEADD(mm, DATEDIFF(mm, 0, FlightDate), 0), 102) AS FlightMonth,
COUNT(PaxNum) AS TotalPassengersCount
FROM FlightDetails
GROUP BY DATEADD(mm, DATEDIFF(mm, 0, FlightDate), 0)
ORDER BY DATEADD(mm, DATEDIFF(mm, 0, FlightDate), 0)




another idea :-)

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