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Select records between a date range

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Nisha (1/4/2008)
Ok.. Here's my query:

SELECT * FROM [MyDateTable]
WHERE StartDate >= CONVERT(DATETIME, '02/01/2007')
AND StartDate <= CONVERT(DATETIME, '01/04/2008')

This works fine, Jeff! Which is why I was saying, I used Matt's ''don't convert your date field to string'' and I used your ' operators instead of the BETWEEN'.

Do you think I've gotten the point now? Smile


Yes, except that if there's a row with a start time of midnight on the 4th you will get it, but you won't get any other records for the 4th. (eg 2008/01/04 00:01, 2008/01/04 07:51, ...)

If you need all the rows that have startdates on the 4th, then use
StartDate < CONVERT(DATETIME, '01/05/2008')
If you don't need anything from the 4th, then use
StartDate < CONVERT(DATETIME, '01/04/2008')

Datetimes are date and time, and you need to take that into account with your queries.

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ok tell me exactly what I should do, Jeff.. I'm in trouble here then..!
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Silly me!! Haha! Ok now i get what you guys are trying to say! I didn't pay much attention to that cuz I don't have any records for the 4th!
Silly silly!

Thanks a ton, guys!
This was great!
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Pleasure. Are you all sorted now?

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Totally sorted out!!
You know most of the times, mistakes are out of pure carlessness or oversight rather than lack of knowledge.. I can't always say that for me cuz I'm only a fresher right out of college, at my first job! Haha.
But even at such a young age I'm subject to a great amount of pressure and I always seem to be too 'hurried' to read things right! Its terrible!

Which is why, being here is such a great boon!

Thanks again, guys!
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Heh... Mom always said, "Never run with scissors"... being in a hurry on code has the same effect on careers.

Anyway, glad you figured it out... and thank for the feedback.

--Jeff Moden

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OP, when you have time, read this
http://sql-server-performance.com/fk_datetime.asp



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declare @DateFrom DateTime = CONVERT(DATETIME, '01/01/2014', 103)
declare @DateTo DateTime = CONVERT(DATETIME, '01/03/2014', 103)
;WITH CTE(dt)
AS
(
Select @DateFrom
Union All
Select DATEADD(d,1,dt)FROM CTE
Where dt<@DateTo
)
select DayName,CONVERT(varchar(50), dt, 103)as Date from (select 'Saturday' as DayName,dt from CTE
where DATENAME(dw,dt)In('Saturday') group by dt
Union
select 'Sunday'as DayName,dt from CTE
where DATENAME(dw,dt)In('Sunday'))as result order by dt

Reference : http://aj-learning.com/blog/get-weekend-date-sql-server-specific-date-range/


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ajlearningcom (4/18/2014)
declare @DateFrom DateTime = CONVERT(DATETIME, '01/01/2014', 103)
declare @DateTo DateTime = CONVERT(DATETIME, '01/03/2014', 103)
;WITH CTE(dt)
AS
(
Select @DateFrom
Union All
Select DATEADD(d,1,dt)FROM CTE
Where dt<@DateTo
)
select DayName,CONVERT(varchar(50), dt, 103)as Date from (select 'Saturday' as DayName,dt from CTE
where DATENAME(dw,dt)In('Saturday') group by dt
Union
select 'Sunday'as DayName,dt from CTE
where DATENAME(dw,dt)In('Sunday'))as result order by dt

Reference : http://aj-learning.com/blog/get-weekend-date-sql-server-specific-date-range/



Please read the following article for why you should generally avoid rCTEs that "count" by 1 like yours does. There are several much more efficient ways to do the same thing.
Hidden RBAR: Counting with Recursive CTE's

--Jeff Moden

RBAR 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.
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