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SELECT MONTH FROM A GIVEN DATE

Posted on 2004-09-01
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Hi,

I am trying to get the month part from a date which I get by using a max fuction.
My date comes from a select statement which goes like this:

select max(Invoice Date)

This returns me  the latest date .(Ex:8/31/2004)

From this date I need to get the month number.

So my query should return 8.

Do I need a sub query for this.Please help as I am a novice to SQL Server.

Thanks,
MARK
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by:jdlambert1
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SELECT Month(Max(InvoiceDate))
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by:newcom408
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Hi jdlambert1,

Do i get this value as a number or as a char.
Please let me know what the query would look like for

1)Number format
2)Char Format

Thanks,
MARK
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by:Anthony Perkins
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1) See previous solution.
2) SELECT MonthName(max([Invoice date])
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Ignore my last comment.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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It should have been:
1) See previous solution.
2) SELECT DATENAME(month, max([Invoice date])
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by:newcom408
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Hi guys,
That helps a lot.
Sorry I have one more how would I get the same values for the previous month.
I mean if I have a date like 8/31/2004 and if I need to get the previous month number from this how would I do that.

Thanks,
MARK.
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by:newcom408
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Hi guys,

I am increasing the point value as I think I might have many questions based on these date functions.

Thanks,
MARK
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by:ram2098
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1. SELECT month([invoice date])-1

2. select datename(month,dateadd(mm,-1,[invoice date]))

'-1' in both the queries ..you can change based on the month you want to display. (This is specific to previous month
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by:Anthony Perkins
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SELECT MONTH(DATEADD(month, -1, max(Invoice Date)))

Or:
SELECT DATENAME(month, DATEADD(month, -1, max(Invoice Date)))

You may want to read up on the date time functions in BOL:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/tsqlref/ts_fa-fz_2c1f.asp
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by:ram2098
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Ofcourse, even if you want to make it dynamic, you can pass the value of '-1' as a paramter too..like '0' for current month, '-1' for previous month etc..
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by:Anthony Perkins
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ram2098,

>>SELECT month([invoice date])-1<<
Just a word of caution: This could be a tad problematic in January
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by:ram2098
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acperkins..you are right!! thanks.
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by:newcom408
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Hi guys,

I understand that this statement gives me the month name
SELECT MonthName(max([Invoice date])

but what if i want the month numbe rin char format

Thanks,
MARK.
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Anthony Perkins earned 1000 total points
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>>I understand that this statement gives me the month name
SELECT MonthName(max([Invoice date])<<
No it does not.  That was my mistake, which I retracted after the fact.  You really need to check out BOL and do some testing in SQL Query Analyzer.

>>but what if i want the month numbe rin char format<<
SELECT CAST(MONTH(max(Invoice Date)) As char(2))
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by:Anthony Perkins
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Also, please follow-up on this abandoned question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Databases/Oracle/Q_21023541.html
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