sql server date query

Posted on 2010-11-15
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Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I'm trying to create a query that returns whatever the selection criteria where a datefield is the previous day at 5:00 pm.  I can't figure out how to have the static time of 5:00:00 pm appended to the end of a date and want the query to do this dynmically based on the current date and not putting one in.  Is this possible and if so - how?
Question by:rondre

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ID: 34141615
Try this to change the time component of a DateTime field:

DECLARE @Date as DateTime = '2010-11-16 16:30'
SELECT @Date as OrigDate

SELECT CONVERT(DATETIME, CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), @Date, 103) +  ' 17:00', 103) as ResultDate
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cyberkiwi earned 2000 total points
ID: 34141694
this expression will always give you 5pm yesterday

dateadd(hour, datediff(d, 0, getdate())*24-7,0)
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ID: 34141736
Try this. It would get previous date and append 5:00 pm to it.
declare @d datetime=getdate()
select cast(cast(dateadd(dd,-1,@d) as varchar(11)) + ' 17:00' as datetime)

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ID: 34147543
This works great as i'm not always doing this in the management studio and through asp.net code - thanks!

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