T-SQL Time

I want to verify the correct time in T-SQL 2000.
To specify today's date from 12AM until 11:59PM
Would it be specified like below?
For SET @startdate = '2012-12-20 00:00:00'
SET @enddate = '2012-12-20 23:59:59'

I want to be sure about the 23:59:59 because I found some existing queries on a SQL Server 2000 and it is displayed as 00:00:00 to 11:59:59

Thanks.
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fjkaykr11Asked:
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QlemoConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
The "2012-12-20 ..." date literal format always uses and expects military time (on MSSQL).
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Eugene ZConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try to use SQl server function
GETDATE

select GETDATE()

2012-12-20 15:36:33.620
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see more about GETDATE() @ http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/ms188383(v=sql.105).aspx

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in case you wish to be sure
that queries like this -try :
declare
@startdate as datetime,
@@enddate  as datetime

set @startdate = '2012-12-20 00:00:00'
SET @enddate = '2012-12-21 00:00:00'
select * from table where DT >=@startdate And DT < @Enddate
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Eugene ZConnect With a Mentor Commented:
or
use Datediff function'
declare
@startdate as datetime,
@@enddate  as datetime

set @startdate = '2012-12-20 00:00:00'
SET @enddate = '2012-12-21 00:00:00'
select * from table where DATEDIFF ( day , '2012-12-20 00:00:00' , '2012-12-20 23:00:00' )=0

---DATEDIFF  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189794(v=sql.105).aspx
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fjkaykr11Author Commented:
Thanks for the help.
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