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HOW TO SELECT ROWS WHERE THE TIMESTAMP COLUMN = CURRENT DATE - 1

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I need to perform a select and manipulate the where clause like so:

SELECT * FROM MY_TABLE WHERE MY_TIMESTAMP = CURRENT_DATE - 1

the date being at the level of a DAY (not hours or whatever)

anyone know how this is done in Oracle?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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this will do:
SELECT * FROM MY_TABLE WHERE MY_TIMESTAMP >= TRUNC(SYSDATE) - 1 AND MY_TIMESTAMP < TRUNC(SYSDATE) 

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Or this:

SELECT * FROM MY_TABLE WHERE MY_TIMESTAMP between trunc(SYSDATE) - 2 and trunc(SYSDATE) -1;

This can also work, but performance could be terrible:

SELECT * FROM MY_TABLE WHERE trunc(MY_TIMESTAMP) = trunc(SYSDATE - 1);

If the table is large, and if it is indexed on this column, this query will *NOT* be able to use the index, so my first suggestion, or angellll's suggestion will allow index(es) to be used.
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Absolutely awesome..Thanks!!
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