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Hi,

I have a table which looks like dis


StudentInfo table
Studentid       Month  Year      StartDate =====> all are in varchar format

876               8         2002     08/17/2002

876               9         2002     08/17/2002

876               10        2002     08/17/2002


876               12         2004     08/17/2002

1136               8         2004     08/17/2004

1136               9         2004     08/17/2004

I need to derive a new column (STAYMONTH)  which will have the Number of months for each student since the start date

Output Expected

StudentInfotable
Studentid       Month  Year      StartDate          StAYMONTH(New Column)

876               8         2002     08/17/2002         0

876               9         2002     08/17/2002         1

876               10        2002     08/17/2002        2


876               12         2004     08/17/2002       26  (difference between 12/2004- 10/2002)

1136               8         2004     08/17/2004       0

1136               9         2004     08/17/2004       0



Here's the logic to achieve this

@EM=Month(startdate)
@EY=Year(startdate)

@Current MOnth= Month
@Current Year= Year

@A=12*(@EY-1900)
@B=12*(@CurrentYear-1900)


The NEw column StayMOnth=@B-@A +(@Current MOnth  - @EM)

I am Uisng t-sql for the first time....How do i code this.




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by:pssandhu
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I have not vetted your logic but assumming it is correct, you can do something like this-
Select *, (12*(Year(GetDate())-1900))-(12*(Year(StartDate)-1900))+(MONTH(GetDate())-Month(startdate)) as StayMonth
From StudentInfoTable
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by:chapmandew
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shouldn't student 876 be 28 months?
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by:chapmandew
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select abs(datediff(m, cast(month as varchar(2)) + '/1/' + cast(year as varchar(4)), dateadd(m, 0, startdate)))
from tablename
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rob_farley earned 1500 total points
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To add a computed column (that's what it's called), with your logic, use:

alter table StudentInfotable
add StayMonth as 12 * (Year - Year(StartDate)) + Month - Month(StartDate)

(I've ignored the "-1900" bits, as they cancel each other out)

Hope this helps,

Rob
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by:Deepmath
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worked 4 me
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