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How to make sql script for MSSQL which will run as job every day and delete obly records that are more than 90 working days old from day it run.

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How to make sql script for MSSQL which will run as job every day and delete obly records that are more than 90 working days old from day it run.

Explanation. I have a table in my MSSQL which generates Salesorders and each order has a field "creationTimeStamp" I want to have a scheduled job in MSSQL to run every day but it should only select those records where CreationTimeStamp is older more then 90 working days (monday-freday) and it should run every day.  Please help me
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by:AustinSeven
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I assume you know how to create a job and schedule it to run either every day or Monday to Friday?  If not, let me know and I will assist.   The real issue is calculating elapsed working days.   Here is a link that will have all the info you need to solve that problem.    

http://www.sqlmag.com/Article/ArticleID/95675/sql_server_95675.html

Regards,
AustinSeven
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by:imitchie
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i don't think it's really friendly to post a link that leads to

very short non-stuff... etc...
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by:imitchie
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that sounds like an archiving function, so fuzzy logic should be ok?

delete  Salesorders
where creationTimeStamp < select dateadd(wk, 90/5, convert(varchar,getdate(),102))

90/5 assumes 5 normal working days a week, ignoring holidays
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by:imitchie
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sorry you need brackets around subqueries
delete  Salesorders

where creationTimeStamp <

(select dateadd(wk, 90/5, convert(varchar,getdate(),102)))

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by:imitchie
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.. and it's minus
delete  Salesorders

where creationTimeStamp <

(select dateadd(wk, -90/5, convert(varchar,getdate(),102)))

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by:Lowfatspread
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create a script like this ...
and place it in a step of a job that you schedule to run every day at say 1am...

the main problem is determining what you mean by 90 working days...
does it have to be exact?  will 4 months do instead? (replace d,-90 with m,-4)
if it needs to be exact then you'll need to set up a calendar table which details
what is and isn't a working day... and then work out the date of the 91st working day ago...

hth
 



declare @deletedate datetime
-- reduce now to just the date then calc "90" days prior
set @deletedate = dateadd(d,-90,convert(char(8),getdate(),112))
Print ' '
Print 'Deleting Salesorder older than '+convert(varchar(26),@deletedate)
Print 'Print Start Time '+convert(varchar(26),getdate())
Print ' '
Declare @rows
Delete from Salesorders
Where CreationTimestamp < @deletedate
set @rows = @@Rowcount
Print ' '
Print 'Finished at '+convert(varchar(26),getdate())
Print 'Deleted '+convert(varchar(10),@rows)+' rows'
Print ' '

 
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by:dm98101
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can you make more usefull solution I can program myself
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by:AustinSeven
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imitchie:

"i don't think it's really friendly to post a link that leads to..."

 I forgot that I was registerd to www.sqlmag.com - so I don't get the signup message.    Wasn't on purpose!   Sorry dm98101.   No big deal to register though and it might be useful.

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imitchie earned 500 total points
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just use enterprise manager, and add a Job, scheduled daily, to and make the first step's SQL:

delete  Salesorders
where creationTimeStamp <
(select dateadd(wk, -90/5, convert(varchar,getdate(),102)))
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by:dm98101
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delete  Salesorders
where creationTimeStamp <
(select dateadd(wk, -90/5, convert(varchar,getdate(),102)))
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