FILTER BY DATE FIELD sql 2005

Hello Guys,

I am having problem to filter through datetime field

I was doing this:

Select * from Table
where convert(char(10),datefield,112)='20090403'

But doing this I will have my index off

The dates that I have recorded is in this format:

2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00
2008-04-21 20:00:00

I have a time together

How can I filter the rows ?
I tried this but it didn't work

select * from table
where datefield='2009-04-21'

None rows

Thanks
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Raja Jegan RConnect With a Mentor SQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
This wont work

select * from table
where datefield='2009-04-21'

as the value '2009-04-21' will be converted into datetime value of '2009-04-21 00:00:00.000' which is not equal to your date value.

Using a scalar function convert will not use the Index on that column.
In order to use your index effectively your query should be something like this:

select * from table
where datefield between cast('2009-04-21' as datetime) and DATEADD (DD, 1, DATEADD(MS, -2, CAST('2009-04-21' as datetime)))
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
this should do:
Select * from Table
where datefield >= convert(datetime,'20090403', 112)
  and datefield < dateadd(day,1,convert(datetime,'20090403', 112))

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udaya kumar laligondlaTechnical LeadCommented:
use
select * from table
where datediff(dd,datefield,'2008-04-01') = 0
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & ArchitectCommented:
udayakumarlm,
   FYI, Even your query wont use the Index on the datefield column.
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udaya kumar laligondlaTechnical LeadCommented:
small correction
select datefield from table
where datediff(dd,datefield,'2008-04-01') = 0 will use index
not
select * from table
where datediff(dd,datefield,'2008-04-01') = 0
hidrau, if it is performace that you are looking at then don't use *, if the fields you specify instead of * are all indexed then SQL will use index scan else it will use clustered index scan.
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hidrauAuthor Commented:
thanks
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