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Hello

i have a MSSQL query and its returning 0 rows when i look at the data the date exists in the database.

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SELECT  ID, Response, QuestionID, Dateadd, TestType, Session, WorkOrder, Comments1, Comments2
FROM    SUR_Response
WHERE  (Dateadd = CONVERT(DATETIME, '2010-11-18 00:00:00', 102))

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by:Paul MacDonald
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The date (Dateadd) is stored in the database as YY.MM.DD?

Also Dateadd is a really bad column name because it is also a function name.  You should consider changing the name of the column if it is at all practical.
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You are looking for that exact date. Is you are looking for everything that happended on a specific date then try.

SELECT  ID, Response, QuestionID, Dateadd, TestType, Session, WorkOrder, Comments1, Comments2
FROM    SUR_Response
WHERE  (CONVERT(DATETIME,FLOOR(CONVERT(FLOAT,Dateadd)))) = CONVERT(DATETIME, '2010-11-18 00:00:00', 102))

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by:Chris Jones
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no , the date is stored in mm/dd/yyyy but the convert changed the date format.
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Also as per paulmacd he is correct that DATEADD is a function and should not be used as a column name.
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Then the CONVERT style should be to 101, not 102:

SELECT  ID, Response, QuestionID, Dateadd, TestType, Session, WorkOrder, Comments1, Comments2
FROM    SUR_Response
WHERE  (Dateadd = CONVERT(DATETIME, '2010-11-18 00:00:00', 101))
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by:Chris Jones
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Thanks !!!!!!
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by:CodeCruiser
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Try using the same convert code on both sides

Where Convert(DateTime, DateAdd, 102) = Convert(....)
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Oops. Got late.
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