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I have this query with the conditions of username like %.  I wondered if there is an easier way to do this without having to break into two separate blocks.
Also, is there a more efficient way to get the Dates that I'm using?  

where username like 'gp0%'  
and r.key3 <>0
--and detail = 'INVOCATION_BEGIN'
and type in ('FD_Command','FD_SAVE','FD_SKIP')
and (ra.action_time between (CAST(convert(varchar(10),getdate(),120)+' 12:00:00' as datetime)-1)
and (CAST(convert(varchar(10),getdate(),120)+' 12:00:00' as datetime)-0))

or username like 'ybrant0%'  
and r.key3 <>0
--and detail = 'INVOCATION_BEGIN'
and type in ('FD_Command','FD_SAVE','FD_SKIP')
and (ra.action_time between (CAST(convert(varchar(10),getdate(),120)+' 12:00:00' as datetime)-1)
and (CAST(convert(varchar(10),getdate(),120)+' 12:00:00' as datetime)-0))
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where (username like 'gp0%'  or username like 'ybrant0%' )
and r.key3 <>0
--and detail = 'INVOCATION_BEGIN'
and type in ('FD_Command','FD_SAVE','FD_SKIP')
and (ra.action_time between (CAST(convert(varchar(10),getdate(),120)+' 12:00:00' as datetime)-1)
and (CAST(convert(varchar(10),getdate(),120)+' 12:00:00' as datetime)-0))
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by:Scott Pletcher
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>> Also, is there a more efficient way to get the Dates that I'm using? <<

Nah, the date handling is fine.  Manipulation on GETDATE() is much preferred; after all, for a SELECT it will only have to be done once anyway.

What you want to avoid is performing any function on the table column, in this case
ra.action_time
and you did avoid that: you performed no function against that column.

So the date part is fine.
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