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Increment date in IntrBase

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One of my fields is a date field in IntrBase. I will increment each new record the date with one day. In which way can i do that?
And is it possible to show the record with the date of today? I have days in the past and the future, but i want to open with the date of today.
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>I will increment each new record the date with one day.
>In which way can i do that?

well, get the last date in the database like so:
  select max(DateThingy) from TableThingy
that should do the trick.

put that date into a variable like so:
  curdate := query1.fieldbyname('max').asDateTime
or some thing like that...

then have your loop:
while there_are_more_tuples_to_insert do begin
  curdate := curdate +1; //1 = one day in Tdatetime
  insert into TableThingy (dateThingy,other,fields,that,are,fun)
  values ('+timedatetostr(curdate)+',1,2,3,4,5)
end;

I'm not sure about the call to timedatetostr, it may need some strange parameter.

>And is it possible to show the record with the date of today?
well, uhm:

 with query1 do begin
  today := '10 dec 1997'
  sql.clear;
  sql.add('select * from tableThingy');
  sql.add('where dateThingy >= '+today+' "00:00:00"');
  sql.add('  and dateThingy <= '+today+' "24:59:59"');
  open;
  for c := 0 to recordCount-1 do begin

   do your thing here using: fieldbyname('cheese');

   next;
  end;
  close;
 end;

Bonus tip: when creating the database you may also like to do this:

create table tableThingy(
  ...
  dateThingy date default now,
  ...);
using default will let you insert into the database without worrying about the date if you just want it to be today as it is inserted automaticly in stead of null.

Hope this helps

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by:scones
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Thanks for the info. I am try it immediately.
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