That question revealed quite a significant difference between SQL Server 2005 and 2008.
With SQL Server 2005, the datatype DATE is not valid, and so if the datatype of the variable is amended to DATETIME, the entire code set succeeds, and gives the answer 2nd December 2009, in whatever format. The datepart of the value to be added defaults to DAY.
Yet, SQL 2008 is more rigorous in it's insistence on a correct datatype and datepart for the added day, when the datatype of the variable is DATE.
Something to watch out for there, eh!
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