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How do I get the next/top 5 events based on a date range?

Posted on 2012-12-21
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I have a database of events for the next 12 months.

How do I query the top 5 events based on today's date for the next 6 months?

What is the syntax for the today's date and six months from now?

I've tried this:

$query = 'SELECT TOP 5 date
                        ,startTime
                        ,endTime
                        ,title
                        ,details
                        ,room
                  FROM
                        WWW.dbo.Events
                         WHERE date BETWEEN (today) and (six months from today)
                   ORDER BY date DESC';
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Question by:Donnie Walker
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by:brendonfeeley
ID: 38713617
Current date: GETDATE()

6 months from now: DATEADD(month, 6, GETDATE())
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by:Donnie Walker
ID: 38713699
when I do that it says:

Notice: Array to string conversion

how would I use the dates in the query above?
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by:Donnie Walker
ID: 38713737
ok, I can get the dates I need in the proper format this way:

$today = date("Y-m-d");
echo $today;

$sixmonths = mktime(0,0,0,date("m"),date("d")+180,date("Y"));
echo "<br>Six Months is ".date("Y-m-d", $sixmonths);

but when I add them to my query they say they are not columns?
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brendonfeeley earned 500 total points
ID: 38713741
Should be the following:

SELECT TOP 5 date ,startTime ,endTime ,title ,details ,room
FROM WWW.dbo.Events
WHERE date BETWEEN GETDATE() and DATEADD(month, 6, GETDATE())
ORDER BY date DESC';
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by:Donnie Walker
ID: 38713749
Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'PDOException' with message 'SQLSTATE[42S22]: [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0][SQL Server]Invalid column name '$today'.' in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\db2.php:72 Stack trace: #0 C:\inetpub\wwwroot\db2.php(72): PDO->query('SELECT TOP 5 e....') #1 {main} thrown in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\db2.php on line 72
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by:brendonfeeley
ID: 38713767
Doing it that way:

$query = "SELECT TOP 5 date, startTime, endTime, title, details, room
FROM WWW.dbo.Events
WHERE date BETWEEN '" . $today . "' and '" . $sixmonths . "'
ORDER BY date DESC;"
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