Assigning a BETWEEN date range for fiscal year based on today's date

I'm trying to grab employee hours for the current fiscal year.  What I want to do is take today's date, since the user will be interested in the current fiscal year, and if its before May 1st then the pay period BETWEEN would be May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012.  If the pay period is on or after May 1st then the pay period BETWEEN would be May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013.  I can assume that the end date of the range is the date that the report is being run (since no hours would be posted for a future period that hasn't happened yet).  But how do I work in a condition in the middle of the main select statement?  I don't want to create a table for this, I want it to work dynamically.

example I have working
SELECT     Employee.Empfname + ' ' + WIP.WEmpLName AS Employee, SUM(WIP.Whours) AS Hours
FROM         WIP INNER JOIN
                      Employee ON WIP.WempID = Employee.ID INNER JOIN
WHERE    (WIP.Wdate BETWEEN
                      '05/01/' + '2011' + ' 12:00:00 AM' AND GETDATE())

I thought that I could swap out the 2011 with a conditional statement that would take the current year from today's date and + or - a year depending on where in the year it falls but I'm getting errors regarding formatting small date.  

Can I replace the whole '05/01/' + '2011' + ' 12:00:00 AM' with a conditional select or can I create a variable that does the conditional testing before it gets to that part in the code?
HSI_guelphAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

CluskittCommented:
WHERE    WIP.Wdate BETWEEN '05/01/' + CASE WHEN MONTH(GETDATE())<5 THEN CAST(YEAR(GETDATE())-1 AS char(4)) ELSE CAST(YEAR(GETDATE()) AS char(4)) END + ' 12:00:00 AM' AND '04/30' + CASE WHEN MONTH(GETDATE())<5 THEN CAST(YEAR(GETDATE()) AS char(4)) ELSE CAST(YEAR(GETDATE())+1 AS char(4)) END + ' 11:59:00 PM'

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
HSI_guelphAuthor Commented:
It's saying Conversion failed when converting character string to smalldatetime data type.
CluskittCommented:
Probably because I made a typo: '04/30/' not '04/30'
What I did was create the field '05/01/2011 12:00:00 AM'. Then I replaced the year with a case statement. If current date is before may, then last year, else, this year. Then the same for the other one, except I add one year to that.
IT Pros Agree: AI and Machine Learning Key

We’d all like to think our company’s data is well protected, but when you ask IT professionals they admit the data probably is not as safe as it could be.

HSI_guelphAuthor Commented:
Oh there was just a / missing from the 04/30 part!  Its working now, tyvm!!!!!!!
HSI_guelphAuthor Commented:
Its working great, thank you!!!!
CluskittCommented:
Glad to help.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
SSRS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.