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SQL Expression to get current date

I'm trying to run a query in a QReport that selects rows based on the current date and time, as in

SELECT * FROM Calls
WHERE ((DeadlineDate < ??CurrentDate??) OR ((DeadlineDate = ??CurrentDate??) AND (DeadlineTime < ??CurrentTime??))

Any ideas as to what should go between the ??'s? I've tried things like GetDate() and SYSDATE to no avail.

Cheers
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riccohb
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kretzschmarCommented:
SELECT * FROM Calls
WHERE ((DeadlineDate < :Date1) OR ((DeadlineDate = :Date2) AND (DeadlineTime < :Time1))

depending of the type of fields, i guess its date-type

query1.close;
query1.parambyname('Date1').AsDateTime := Trunc(now);
query1.parambyname('Date2').AsDateTime := Trunc(now);
query1.parambyname('Time').AsDateTime := Frac(now);
query1.open;

meikl ;-)
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kretzschmarCommented:
oops, :time should be :time1 ;-)
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riccohbAuthor Commented:
Thanks for that Meikl, but I'm getting a 'type mismatch in expression'. It works fine if I leave out the Time part of the expression/code. The table I'm working on was created in Database Desktop. The date fields are type 'Date' and the time field is type 'Time'.

Can you help?

I'm very grateful for your time.
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kretzschmarCommented:
hmm maybe this change helps

instead of
query1.parambyname('Time').AsDateTime := Frac(now);

use
query1.parambyname('Time').AsTime := Frac(now);
or also
query1.parambyname('Time').AsTime := now;

hope this helps

meikl ;-)

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riccohbAuthor Commented:
Perfect. Thanks,
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