Calculating No of days passed from getdate()


I am using MSSQL 2005

I want no of days passed from the given date for example

If getdate() = 6 Nov

and pastDate = '2008-10-03 00:00:00.000'

Then I want no of days passed in integer

I am writting below query which is giving me date. But I want integer value, which tell no of days passed

select getDate()- CONVERT(datetime, '2008-10-03 00:00:00.000')

Thanks in Advance
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select datediff(dd,'2008-10-03',getdate())

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try this
declare @dt as datetime
set @dt = cast('2008-10-03 00:00:00.000' as datetime)
select ABS(datediff(day,@dt,getDate()))

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tia_kamakshiAuthor Commented:
Many Thanks
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