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How do you set a report to pull data from current date (today) with out entering todays date?
SELECT so_.zone_code,so_.cust_ship_to_id,
               floor(substr(so_.end_time, 1, 2) / 8) end_time_shift, -- first 2 characters = hour
count(so_.end_time)
       FROM csi.so_pick_detail so_
   WHERE (so_.end_date = @variable ('Date'))
          
           
GROUP BY so_.zone_code,  so_.cust_ship_to_id,
                 floor(substr(so_.end_time, 1, 2) / 8)

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by:sujith80
ID: 22847893
You can use sysdate to get the current date.
See.
select sysdate from dual;

You may try the below suggestion. I have used a trunc function around the column to make sure that the time components are clipped. L
See whether this does for you.
SELECT so_.zone_code,so_.cust_ship_to_id,
               floor(substr(so_.end_time, 1, 2) / 8) end_time_shift, -- first 2 characters = hour
count(so_.end_time)
FROM csi.so_pick_detail so_
WHERE (trunc(so_.end_date) = trunc(sysdate) )
GROUP BY so_.zone_code,  so_.cust_ship_to_id,
                 floor(substr(so_.end_time, 1, 2) / 8)

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by:Jbancr1
ID: 22848949
sujith80
I get an error message when I run the code you provided.
ORA-01003:  No statment parsed:-1003
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by:sdstuber
ID: 22849467
I recommend doing something like this instead of trunc on your end_date column,
if you have indexes on on the end_time column, writing the query like above will
prevent the use of those indexes, as illustrated below can use indexes.

sujith80's statement looks to be correct syntax though, did you miss a character in a cut-n-paste or something small like that?

  SELECT so_.zone_code,
         so_.cust_ship_to_id,
         FLOOR(SUBSTR(so_.end_time, 1, 2) / 8) end_time_shift,       
         COUNT(so_.end_time)
    FROM csi.so_pick_detail so_
   WHERE so_.end_date >= TRUNC(SYSDATE) AND so_.end_date < TRUNC(SYSDATE + 1)
GROUP BY so_.zone_code, so_.cust_ship_to_id, FLOOR(SUBSTR(so_.end_time, 1, 2) / 8)

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by:Jbancr1
ID: 22849628
sdstuber

I get a different error message this time.

ORA-01861: literal does not match format string:-1861
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by:sdstuber
ID: 22849678
you must not be storing dates as dates.

what is end_date?  A string?  what is the format of it?

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by:Jbancr1
ID: 22850303
FORMAT FOR END_DATE IS YYYY,MM,DD
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sdstuber earned 1000 total points
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I highly recommend you store dates as dates,

but, given your current setup,  try this...
  SELECT so_.zone_code,
         so_.cust_ship_to_id,
         FLOOR(SUBSTR(so_.end_time, 1, 2) / 8) end_time_shift,
         COUNT(so_.end_time)
    FROM csi.so_pick_detail so_
   WHERE so_.end_date = TO_DATE(SYSDATE, 'yyyy,mm,dd')
GROUP BY so_.zone_code, so_.cust_ship_to_id, FLOOR(SUBSTR(so_.end_time, 1, 2) / 8)

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