## how do i find 5th working day in a month.

 Author Message kishorefeb28 SSC-Addicted Group: General Forum Members Points: 479 Visits: 96 Hi Experts,i would like to know how to find fifth workingday* of a given month and year.workingday - working day is just any day apart from saturday and sunday. no need to consider any other holidays.ex: I would just give month number and year as input and i would like to know date and day of the fifth working day.Input : 10/2013Output : 7th October 2013, Monday.any help would be appreciated.Thank youKishore. Koen Verbeeck SSC Guru Group: General Forum Members Points: 145752 Visits: 13350 `SET DATEFIRST 1; -- first day of the week is a MondayDECLARE @month INT = 10;DECLARE @year INT = 2013;-- Tally table of 7 rowsWITH CTE_Tally AS( SELECT 0 AS Number UNION ALL SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 2 UNION ALL SELECT 3 UNION ALL SELECT 4 UNION ALL SELECT 5 UNION ALL SELECT 6)SELECT resultdate = datesFROM ( SELECT dates, RID = ROW_NUMBER() OVER (ORDER BY dates) FROM ( SELECT dates = DATEADD(dd,Number,DATEFROMPARTS(@year,@month,1)) FROM CTE_Tally ) tmp WHERE DATEPART(weekday,dates) NOT IN (6,7) -- filter out saturday and sunday ) tmp2WHERE RID = 5;`I used the function DATEFROMPARTS, which is only available from SQL Server 2012. Since you posted this question in a SQL 2014 forum, I assume that won't be a problem. How to post forum questions.Need an answer? No, you need a question.What’s the deal with Excel & SSIS?My blog at SQLKover.MCSE Business Intelligence - Microsoft Data Platform MVP kishorefeb28 SSC-Addicted Group: General Forum Members Points: 479 Visits: 96 Thanks a ton Koen.it worked. :-) Jeff Moden SSC Guru Group: General Forum Members Points: 507679 Visits: 44277 As much as I love Tally Tables and as high performing as they can be, I find that pure math will frequently beat it (although I've not tested it in this case). This includes a "short circuit" for Tuesday thru Saturday (since we're not considering holidays, the 5th workday is ALWAYS the 7th of the month if the month starts on any of those days). The FROM clause in the following is the good ol' fashioned, backwards compatible way of converting separate INTs for Month and Year to a DATETIME for the first of that month. The number 22801 is 1900*12 months + 1 to get rid of the current month.I've also made it so the code is not dependent on the value of DATEFIRST so that this can easily be incorporated into a high performance iSF (Inline Scalar Function which is really an Inline Table Valued Function that returns a single value).`DECLARE @pMonth INT ,@pYear INT; SELECT @pMonth = 11 ,@pYear = 2013; SELECT FifthWeekDay = DATEADD(dd, CASE WHEN DATEDIFF(dd,-1,ca.FirstOfMonth)%7 > 1 -- -1 is a Sunday THEN 7 ELSE 6-DATEDIFF(dd,-1,ca.FirstOfMonth)%7 -- -1 is a Sunday END ,ca.FirstOfMonth-1) FROM (SELECT DATEADD(mm,@pYear*12-22801+@pMonth,0))ca(FirstOfMonth);`Someone with more caffeine in their system might be able to simplify this even more. :-D --Jeff ModenRBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair Helpful Links:How to post code problemsHow to post performance problemsForum FAQs Jeff Moden SSC Guru Group: General Forum Members Points: 507679 Visits: 44277 If you only need compatibility back to 2005, then I guess you could call the following a "simplification".`DECLARE @pMonth INT ,@pYear INT ,@Date DATETIME; SELECT @pMonth = 11 ,@pYear = 2013; SELECT FifthWeekDay = DATEADD(dd, CASE WHEN d.DoW > 1 THEN 7 ELSE 6-d.DoW END, f.FirstOfMonth-1) FROM (SELECT DATEADD(mm,@pYear*12-22801+@pMonth,0)) f (FirstOfMonth) CROSS APPLY (SELECT DATEDIFF(dd,-1,f.FirstOfMonth)%7) d (DoW);` --Jeff ModenRBAR is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for Row-By-Agonizing-Row.First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.If you think its expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur. -- Red Adair Helpful Links:How to post code problemsHow to post performance problemsForum FAQs