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# Work out every 8 weeks from a start date in Microsoft sql 2005

Posted on 2011-09-23
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Hi everyone.

I have a sql table, with name addresses, emails etc, but have 2 extra, DateStarted, WeekPeriod

Now, i want to send an email every day, to these people, but, if WeekPeriod = 8 then i only send the email once in every 8 weeks, same as it was 4, then i send the email every 4 weeks from DateStarted.

Normall, i would write a command for each week and just allow x amount of entries, but this needs to be fully dynamic.

Can anyone understand what i mean and able to help.

Thank you
Baker

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Jacobfw earned 2000 total points
ID: 36586487
Something like:

find the days between current date and date started
divide by seven to find weeks
divide by weekperiod
sutract the same (but rounded)
if not equal zero, it is not the correct week

where trunc(days_between(DateStarted,sysdate)/7,0)/WeekPeriod - trunc((trunc(days_between(DateStarted,sysdate)/7,0)/WeekPeriod),0) = 0

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ID: 36586489
The datediff function can be done by weeks
SELECT *
FROM table
WHERE DATEDIFF(ww,DateStarted,GETDATE()) = WeekPeriod

And you would run the query once per week.

If you wanted to run it once per day, then you would want
SELECT *
FROM table
WHERE DATEDIFF(day,DateStarted,GETDATE()) = 7*WeekPeriod
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Thank you for your response.  Worked a treat..
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