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To Find the First Saturday of any month


To Find the First Saturday of any month

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nigel,

That was what I was getting at.

publicdh-tech,

I like your point about 2008. Not being lucky enough to be using (or even testing) 2008 I'd not contemplated you can just use the date.



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gerald.drouin (8/12/2009)
declare @DayToFind tinyint, @AnyDayInAMonth datetime
select @DayToFind = 1, --Monday
@AnyDayInAMonth = '2009-04-15' --Target month

select dateadd(day, (datepart(d, @AnyDayInAMonth) - datepart(dw, @AnyDayInAMonth) - @@datefirst + @DayToFind) % 7, dateadd(day, 1-datepart(d, @AnyDayInAMonth), @AnyDayInAMonth))


Seems like a nice single-select statement to me.


Gerald,

There are some issues with your solution which you'll see if you set @AnyDayInAMonth to '2009-08-01'.
The problem is with the expression:

datepart(d, @AnyDayInAMonth) - datepart(dw, @AnyDayInAMonth) - @@datefirst + @DayToFind

which can yield a negative value in some cases.

But still good to see an attempt using @@DATEFIRST to make the solution universal, without using loops, and without the horrible constant that I had in my solution.

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Thanks for the catch on the negative numbers. I've added a 14 day offset to ensure the code always lands in the current month. Works for every day in 2009 now.
declare @DayToFind tinyint, @AnyDayInAMonth datetime
select @DayToFind = 1, --Monday
@AnyDayInAMonth = '2009-04-15' --Target month
select dateadd(day, (datepart(d, @AnyDayInAMonth) - datepart(dw, @AnyDayInAMonth) - @@datefirst + @DayToFind + 14) % 7, dateadd(day, 1-datepart(d, @AnyDayInAMonth), @AnyDayInAMonth))


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gerald.drouin (8/13/2009)
Thanks for the catch on the negative numbers. I've added a 14 day offset to ensure the code always lands in the current month. Works for every day in 2009 now.
declare @DayToFind tinyint, @AnyDayInAMonth datetime
select @DayToFind = 1, --Monday
@AnyDayInAMonth = '2009-04-15' --Target month
select dateadd(day, (datepart(d, @AnyDayInAMonth) - datepart(dw, @AnyDayInAMonth) - @@datefirst + @DayToFind + 14) % 7, dateadd(day, 1-datepart(d, @AnyDayInAMonth), @AnyDayInAMonth))



Gerald,

Yep, hopefully that does it. Was hoping to come up with a solution without that pesky constant ;-) but I've yet to find it. No doubt someone will, given the level of expertise here.

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