troubleshooting Question

SQL Query - DateTime

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2005SQL
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I have a table with a lot of datetimes.

SELECT dtField
FROM MyTable

Gives me:

ResultNr         dtField
1                     2007-05-22
2                     2007-05-21
3                     2007-05-18
..                     ..

How can I make a SELECT query that returns me a single row:

select...from MyTable......where dtField = 'SomeDate' that:
- If SomeDate exists, I get that.
- If SomeDate doesn´t exist, I get the date that happened just before that.

F.EX select.....from MyTable where dtField = '2007-05-22'    -- returns me the date 2007-05-22

F.EX select.....from MyTable where dtField = ' 2007-05-20'    -- returns me the date2007-05-18 (because  ' 2007-05-20' doesn't exist)

Does anybody know how to do this?

Thank you.

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