Date Problems

Posted on 2009-05-20
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-07

I have a date in my database that is dd/mm/yyyy and I want to be able to in my vb.net program get the first day and last day of current month.

How can I do this?

SELECT * FROM tblPLUSales WHERE siteid = '1' and datestamp = 'startofmonth' between datestamp = 'endofmonth'
Question by:richard_gar
LVL 25

Expert Comment

by:Luis Pérez
ID: 24433107
Mmm... poorly explained. Explain your problem better, please. What do you want? An SQL sentence? VB.net code? What type of field stores the date value?

Author Comment

ID: 24433120
all I want to know is how to get in vb.net code the start of current month and the end of the current month.

01/05/2009 - 31/05/2009
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

oobayly earned 2000 total points
ID: 24433153
Use the following to get the date range for the current month, and use them as the parameters in the query.
Assuming you're using the System.Data.SqlClient namespace, but the same applies for any adapters.
Dim startDate As New DateTime(DateTime.Today.Year, DateTime.Today.Month, 1)
Dim endDate As DateTime = startDate .AddMonths(1).AddDays(-1)
Dim query As New SqlCommand("SELECT * FROM tblPLUSales WHERE siteid = '1' " & _
  "AND datestamp BETWEEN @startDate AND @endDate", sqlConn)
query.Parameters.AddWithValue("startDate", startDate)
query.Parameters.AddWithValue("endDate", endDate)

Open in new window


Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Well, all of us have seen the multiple EXCEL.EXE's in task manager that won't die even if you call the .close, .dispose methods. Try this method to kill any excels in memory. You can copy the kill function to create a check function and replace the …
An ASP.NET Web Form User Control is not newly introduced in ASP.NET. In fact, it was an old technology yet still playing a role to generate web content, especially when we want to use it to have a better and easy way to control part of the web conte…
In response to a need for security and privacy, and to continue fostering an environment members can turn to for support, solutions, and education, Experts Exchange has created anonymous question capabilities. This new feature is available to our Pr…
To export Lotus Notes to Outlook PST or Exchange and Domino Server files to Exchange Server or PST files with ease, go for Kernel for Lotus Notes to Outlook conversion tool. Through the video, you can watch the conversion process. A common user with…

621 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question