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Handling datevalues in SQL

Posted on 2009-05-07
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Hi I'm having some trouble getting a recordset to only include records dated > 1yr ago.

Fromdate = DateValue(DateAdd("d", -365, Now))
Todate = DateValue(Now)
       
        Sql = ""
        Sql = Sql & " Select [R_PatID] ,  [R_TestDate] from TEST_RESULTS"
        Sql = Sql & " where [R_PatID] = " & DSCohort.Fields("Pat_ID")
        Sql = Sql & " and  [R_TestDate] between " & DateValue(Fromdate) & " and " & DateValue(Todate)
        Sql = Sql & " order by [R_TestDate] asc"



The data is stored in a date time field (dd/mm/yyyy) in an excel 2003 file but I'm getting old dates such as 14/01/2003, 24/10/2004  being returned on Debug.Print DSResultRecords.Fields("R_Testdate") & " " & DSResultRecords.RecordCount

I have tried using :
1/ datevalue [r_testdate]  -  syntax error
2/ [R_testdate] > ' " & Fromdate & " ' "  - returns old values too.
3/ year [R_testdate] > " & year(fromdate - 1) . Works but includes all of last years dates ie 17months worth if I run it in may 09
 

Is there another way of doing this query to return only records dated from exactly 12 months ago??

Many thanks

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by:rockiroads
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why dont you use DateDiff instead?

DateDiff("interval","olddate","newdate")

set interval to be "d" for number of days difference
or "yyyy" or years difference

eg

Sql = Sql & " and  DateDiff('yyyy',[R_TestDate],now())  >= 1"



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to use your existing method, you could format the dates
eg

Fromdate = format(DateAdd("yyyy", -1, Now()),"yyyymmdd")
Todate = format(now(),"yyyymmdd")

 Sql = Sql & " and  Format([R_TestDate],'yyyymmdd') between " & Fromdate & " and " & ToDate

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Ok, thanks  - that explains it.
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