How to replace DateSerial in SQL Server Stored Procedure ?

Posted on 2005-04-11
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
The following statement works fine in my Access application but when I moved it into SQL Server as a stored procedure,
I get the error message:

Error 195: DateSerial is not a recognized function name:

((tblCustomers.DateLost)<=DateSerial(Year(#" & Me.dtFullDate & "#)-[tblStatesAll].[BondsFS],6,30))

Could you tell me what function I could use to replace DateSerial in the context I am using it above. I would really appreciate it if you could show me the implementation of the replacement function in my SQL statement above.
The value returned by tblStatesAll.BondsFS is an integer value between 1 and 5. For example if BondsFS is 4 and
Me.dtFullDate is 1/1/2004. The DateSerial(Year(#1/1/2004#)-4,6,30) is 6/30/2004. Thus, the result is
DateLost <= 6/30/2000 in my example.

My question is how would I write this in SQL Server stored procedure since I cannot use DateSerial.
Question by:zimmer9
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Jokra_the_Barbarian earned 2000 total points
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If you want to return as string:

If you want to return as date:


Create Procedure dbo.myProc (@dtFullDate datetime, @iBondsFS int) AS

FROM   ....
WHERE (tblCustomers.DateLost < convert(datetime,'6/'+'30/'+convert(varchar(4),datepart(yy,@dtFullDate)-@iBondsFS),101))
     OR (tblCustomers.DateLost = convert(datetime,'6/'+'30/'+convert(varchar(4),datepart(yy,@dtFullDate)-@iBondsFS),101))

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Could you explain the last value ,101 ?

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