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Using GetDate() in SSIS with Derived transformation

Posted on 2007-03-29
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Guys:
I’m trying to add a new column using the Derived Column transformation; I need to accomplish the following but not having any luck:

Need to substract 1 ½ day from Current time.
This is what I have:

GETDATE() – 1.5

This is not working,  I know I have to use a cast operator but can’t figure out which one.
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Question by:Oneill0003
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by:Lowfatspread
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use

dateadd(h,-36,getdate())

ie 36 hours

the date day subtraction uages only allows for integer days...
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by:Oneill0003
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What about if i need to substract 20 minutes?

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drydenhogg earned 125 total points
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dateadd(mi,-20,getdate())
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by:Oneill0003
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Thanks drydenhogg that worked great!


DATEADD("Minute",-20,GETDATE())
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