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Hi,

I am trying to create a query that will give me all the records that have a date equal to currentDate + 7, so all records that have a date between the current date and 1 week basically.

My sql seems to be a bit off here

SELECT m.*, c.fname + ' ' + c.lname as fullname, cat.category as categoryName
FROM table m
INNER JOIN categories cat ON cat.categoryId = m.categoryId
LEFT JOIN customer c ON c.customerId = m.customerId
WHERE DATEADD(d,7,CONVERT(datetime,CONVERT(varchar(15),GETDATE(),101))) >= myDateColumn

Any help appreciated.  I am looking for all records that have a value in the 'myDateColumn' that is between the currentDate and 1 week.  I am not interested in time at this point as we are only storing the date in the db.

-ws

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by:AaronAbend
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where mydatecolumn between getdate() and getdate()+7

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WHERE myDateColumn BETWEEN CONVERT(CHAR(8), GETDATE(), 112) AND DATEADD(DAY, 7, CONVERT(CHAR(8), GETDATE(), 112))


You may need to change 7 to 6, depending on specifically how you want it to work.
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by:AaronAbend
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note ... this will not get a record that happened "today" but 5 minutes ago... if you want everything from midnight now to 11:59:59 pm of the day a week from today, you truncate the date ...

where mydatecolumn>=convert(datetime, convert(varchar,getdate(),1)) and mydatecolumn < convert(datetime, convert(varchar,getdate()+8,1))

This approach (going ahead an extra day but saying less than instead of less-than-or-equal) has the advantage of not manipulating your datecolumn, which makes it faster (manipulating a column can keep the optimizer from using an index on it)
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sorry - to clarify - in my second comment, "this" was referring to my original post, not Scott's comment.
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by:Westside2004
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HI,

Yes, that worked.  Thanks for the quick responses.

-ws
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by:Scott Pletcher
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>> I am not interested in time at this point as we are only storing the date in the db. <<

Btw, if the column type is "datetime" or "smalldatetime", SQL *is* storing the time -- if will default to midnight unless otherwise specified.  That's why I stripped the time, using the CONVERTs, in my code.
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