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How to make query to get data between specific date duration ?

Posted on 2008-06-15
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Hi,
iv table which have a date column, in addition to a set of other columns, all what i need a simple select query to get * from myTable where dateColumn  value between (Start value) and (End value).
note, i'm using SQl server 2000

thanks,
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by:vseth
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select * from myTable where dateColumn between StartValue and EndValue
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by:palserv
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thanks for your answer,
but i need to know where the error in this code
Select * FROM myTable  WHERE Convert(DateTime, Date_of_Documentation,103)>= Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker1.Value,103) and Convert(datetime,Date_of_Documentation,103) <= Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker2.value,103)

i'm using visual studio 2005 and c# in development.
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by:Mark Wills
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Well, it kind of looks OK,

103 is dd/mm/yyyy, so, the convert is assuming that the datavalues can be readily expressed in that format. No worries for a dattime construct, but for a string / char / varchar (etc) then the content of that variable must must the format that the convert is told to use...

so, do not need to convert Date_Of_Documentation if already a legitimate datetime column.

I would be looking at :

Select * FROM myTable  WHERE Date_of_Documentation btween Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker1.Value,103) and Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker2.value,103)

Now, if there is also a time component, then we can / will need to start manipluating a bit more.

What is the error you are getting ? Is the date_of_documentation a legit datetime ? what is the content of the variables datetimepicker1 and 2 ?
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by:palserv
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Hi,
i'v tried your idea, but i still got this errer message
"The SELECT statment include a reserved word  or an argument name that is missplesed or missing or the punctuation is incorrect"

this is my statment :
query += " FROM Damaged_factories WHERE Date_of_Documentation BETWEEN Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker1.Value,103)AND Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker1.Value,103) and Convert(datetime,dateTimePicker2.Value,103)";

where Date_of_Documentation is a Date/Time data type
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by:Mark Wills
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one too many datetimepicker1:

instead of:

query += " FROM Damaged_factories WHERE Date_of_Documentation BETWEEN Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker1.Value,103)AND Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker1.Value,103) and Convert(datetime,dateTimePicker2.Value,103)";

use :

query += " FROM Damaged_factories WHERE Date_of_Documentation BETWEEN Convert(DateTime,dateTimePicker1.Value,103) and Convert(datetime,dateTimePicker2.Value,103)";

still need to handle the time component properly, but better off just changing one thing at a time...
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by:palserv
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error msg : 'System.Convert' is a 'type' but is used like a 'variable'  :(

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by:Mark Wills
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D'oh, You will have to put the contents of the datetimepicker1.value into the string... kind of like...

" FROM Damaged_factories WHERE Date_of_Documentation BETWEEN Convert(DateTime,'"+dateTimePicker1.Value+"',103) and Convert(datetime,'"+dateTimePicker2.Value+"',103)";

will need to possibly convert the value so it can be concatenated...

the result should be the equivelant of:

" FROM Damaged_factories WHERE Date_of_Documentation BETWEEN Convert(DateTime,'01/01/2008',103) and Convert(datetime,'02/02/2008',103)";
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by:palserv
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well i'v get this result " FROM Damaged_factories WHERE Date_of_Documentation BETWEEN Convert(DateTime,'01/01/2008',103) and Convert(datetime,'02/02/2008',103)"; completely
but this result cause an OleDbException in this message "Undefined function ''Convert in this Expression " 

i'm so confusing, all my problem is some of quotes which i didnt know there right place
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You are using SQL 2000 right ?

open up query analyser and simply paste :

SELECT * FROM Damaged_factories WHERE Date_of_Documentation BETWEEN Convert(DateTime,'01/01/2008',103) and Convert(datetime,'02/02/2008',103)

and see what happens ?
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