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How to restrict Select statement results to last 5 minutes?

Posted on 2011-10-27
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Using SQL Server  - I have the following basic Select statement:

SELECT ReportInstanceID

FROM dbo.ReportInstance


I am only interested in the results within the last 5 minutes not the entire result set...

Any guidance would be appreciated!
Question by:newtontech4
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JestersGrind earned 2000 total points
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Is the time that the record is inserted into that table captured?  If there isn't a date time associated with an instance of a report you may be out of luck.  You could add an additional column, CreatedOn DATETIME with a DEFAULT of GetDate().  That should have minimal impact on existing code and give a date/time to filter by.



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ID: 37038205
Thank you - in event the time the record is inserted into the table is captured would this be proper SQL syntax?

(sorry by no means a SQL expert..)

SELECT ReportInstanceID FROM dbo.ReportInstance WHERE Status = FAILED AND datefield >= dateadd(minute,-60,getdate())

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JestersGrind earned 2000 total points
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That would get everything within the last hour.  For the last 5 minutes, just change -60 to -5.


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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for newtontech4's comment http:/Q_27418345.html#37038205

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solution provided...

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hello - my apologies I accidentally accepted my response as the solution.  All credit should go to JestersGrind - 500 points.
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The author made a mistake and needs to award points to JestersGrind.

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