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Posted on 2006-11-01
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Hi, I'm searching the best and simplest way to make the following query:

I've got some SkU with specific dates. you can find multiple row with same sku, but with different date.
I want the closest date from today (getdate), but not greater.

Sample.

ID      SKU      date
1        abc       01/01/2004
2        abc       01/01/2005
3        abc       01/01/2006
4        abc       01/01/2007

I want the row with ID 3, because the date is closest than date's row ID1 and ID 2.

ID 4's date is closest than ID 3's date but is greater than getdate so not good.

Thank you for your help.
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Question by:bruno_boccara
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by:imran_fast
ID: 17849305
select  max(date)  date from yourtable where date <= getdate()
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by:imran_fast
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select A.* from yourtable A
inner join (
select  max(date)  [date] , sku  from yourtable  where date <= getdate() group by sku )B
on A.sku = B.sku and A.[date] = b.[date]
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by:dduser
ID: 17849319
Select SKU,Min(DateDiff(day,YourDate,GetDate())) from YourTable where DateDiff(day,YourDate,GetDate()) >= 0
Group by SKU

Regards,

dduser
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KelvinY earned 500 total points
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Hi bruno_boccara,

Try

SELECT * FROM SKUTable WHERE SKU = 'abc' AND [DATE] = (SELECT MAX(DATE) FROM SKUTable WHERE SKU = 'abc' AND [DATE] <= GETDATE())

Regards
  Kelvin
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by:Gautham Janardhan
ID: 17849343
select top 1 * from dbo.TESTDATE where DT < getdate()
order by DT desc
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