TSQL Total Week Days in Period

Posted on 2004-04-08
Last Modified: 2007-12-19

I need to write some TSQL that will return to me the total number of Mondays, tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdays and sundays in a given date period.  It needs to be as efficient as possible.  What is the best way to do this?
Question by:JackieLee
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Hilaire earned 500 total points
ID: 10784134
create function ufn_get_days(@d1 datetime, @d2 datetime, @day int)
returns int as
abs(datediff(d, @d1, @d2)/7) -- 1 day per full week
+ case when abs(datediff(d, @d1, @d2)%7) >= (15+@day-@@datefirst-datepart(dw, @d1))%7 then 1 else 0 end


--to count number of mondays between @date1 and @date2
-- use 2 instead of 1 to count tuesdays, and so on to 7 for sundays
select dbo.ufn_get_days(@date1, @date2, 1)

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Expert Comment

ID: 10784146
This function is not affected by langage settings (ie SET DATESFIRST won't affect the results)

Of course if you need the best performances possible, take the code and put it directly in your SQL code instead of calling a funciton for each and every row




Expert Comment

ID: 10784457
I had fun writing this one...

alternative not as nice as hilaire's :)

declare @startDate as smallDateTime
declare @endDate as smallDateTime
declare @dateReached as int

set @startDate = getDate()
set @endDate = getDate() + 10
set @dateReached = 0

print (@startDate)
print (@endDate)

--Create Temp Table
create table #weekday(dayOfWeek varchar(15), [count] int)

while(@dateReached = 0)

  if(datePart(dd, @startDate) = datePart(dd, @endDate))
      set @dateReached = 1
      declare @startDateDay as varchar(20)
       set @startDateDay = dateName(dw, @startDate)

         if exists (select 1 from #weekDay where dayOfWeek = @startDateDay)
         update #weekDay set [count] = [count] + 1 where dayOfWeek = @startDateDay
         insert #weekDay (dayOfWeek, [count]) values (@startDateDay, 1)

  set @startDate = @startDate + 1

select * from #weekDay

drop Table #weekDay
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Expert Comment

by:Scott Pletcher
ID: 10784481
If you can live with a maximum of 99 weeks in the date range, you can calculate the totals in one statement, although you would still have to split the final value into 7 different values.  The code below will give you a single, 14-digit total where the first two digits are the total number of Mons, the next two are Tues, etc..

Note that if you can insure that the @startDate is before @endDate, you can remove the ABS() and replace the "CASE WHEN @startDate <= @endDate THEN @startDate ELSE @endDate END" with "@startDate".  IMO, it is dangerous to code ABS() and then always use the start date (@d1) in the second part of the calculation; if I were looking at the code, I would believe after seeing the ABS() that the code could handle either date coming first.


SET @startDate = '04/05/2004'
SET @endDate = '04/12/2004'

SELECT (ABS(DATEDIFF(DAY, @startDate, @endDate)) / 7) * CAST(01010101010101 AS BIGINT) +
      CAST(CASE WHEN ABS(DATEDIFF(DAY, @startDate, @endDate)) % 7 >= (15 + 1 + @@DATEFIRST -
                  DATEPART(WEEKDAY, CASE WHEN @startDate <= @endDate THEN @startDate ELSE @endDate END)) % 7
                  THEN '01' ELSE '00' END +
            CASE WHEN ABS(DATEDIFF(DAY, @startDate, @endDate)) % 7 >= (15 + 2 + @@DATEFIRST -
                  DATEPART(WEEKDAY, CASE WHEN @startDate <= @endDate THEN @startDate ELSE @endDate END)) % 7
                  THEN '01' ELSE '00' END +
            CASE WHEN ABS(DATEDIFF(DAY, @startDate, @endDate)) % 7 >= (15 + 3 + @@DATEFIRST -
                  DATEPART(WEEKDAY, CASE WHEN @startDate <= @endDate THEN @startDate ELSE @endDate END)) % 7
                  THEN '01' ELSE '00' END +
            CASE WHEN ABS(DATEDIFF(DAY, @startDate, @endDate)) % 7 >= (15 + 4 + @@DATEFIRST -
                  DATEPART(WEEKDAY, CASE WHEN @startDate <= @endDate THEN @startDate ELSE @endDate END)) % 7
                  THEN '01' ELSE '00' END +
            CASE WHEN ABS(DATEDIFF(DAY, @startDate, @endDate)) % 7 >= (15 + 5 + @@DATEFIRST -
                  DATEPART(WEEKDAY, CASE WHEN @startDate <= @endDate THEN @startDate ELSE @endDate END)) % 7
                  THEN '01' ELSE '00' END +
            CASE WHEN ABS(DATEDIFF(DAY, @startDate, @endDate)) % 7 >= (15 + 6 + @@DATEFIRST -
                  DATEPART(WEEKDAY, CASE WHEN @startDate <= @endDate THEN @startDate ELSE @endDate END)) % 7
                  THEN '01' ELSE '00' END +
            CASE WHEN ABS(DATEDIFF(DAY, @startDate, @endDate)) % 7 >= (15 + 7 + @@DATEFIRST -
                  DATEPART(WEEKDAY, CASE WHEN @startDate <= @endDate THEN @startDate ELSE @endDate END)) % 7
                  THEN '01' ELSE '00' END AS BIGINT)

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