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SQL Server Stored Procedure default datetime parameter to today minus 30 days

Posted on 2007-11-14
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I want to create a stored procedure in SQL server 2000 with a parameter that will default to today's date minue 30 days. I would also like to ability to over ride the default value in the stored procedure call if I need to.This is what I have. it is giving me an error.

CREATE PROCEDURE OH_Head
@start_date datetime = dateadd(day,-30,getdate())

AS

GO
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Marcel Hopman earned 2000 total points
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An parameter can only have constant default values... you could rewrite it with a little overhead:

CREATE PROCEDURE OH_Head
@start_date datetime = NULL
AS
IF @start_date IS NULL
   SET @start_date = dateadd(day,-30,getdate())

GO
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