Solved

Returning a query with #now()#

Posted on 2013-01-03
5
258 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-03
Experts-

I'm having some trouble returning results from a query.  I am using SQL server 2008 and the field (enterDate) is set as a dateTime in the table.  When I run the query below, it does not return any records although there are records in the DB that should be returned.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  EnterDate field in the db looks like this....
2013-01-03 09:51:09.613


<cfquery name="getBillable" datasource="#application.dsn#">
    select *
    from prospects
    where email = '#form.email#'
    and enterDate = #dateFormat(now(),'yyyy-mm-dd')#      
</cfquery>

Thanks
Nick
0
Comment
Question by:nmarano
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:becraig
ID: 38740303
why not set the date as a variable before the query then pass the variable into the query.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
JohnHowlett earned 250 total points
ID: 38740307
Then you will need the exact time as well as the date!!

Otherwise:

   select *
    from prospects
    where email = '#form.email#'
    and enterDate > [original date]  AND enterDate < [orginal date plus 1 day]


Or you can use the SQL BETWEEN statement.
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:becraig
becraig earned 250 total points
ID: 38740327
Once you do that I would use a comparative instead of "="   as that is expecting the exact same value, if you are planning to check for date time to the second then be sure to assign that in your statement as you are asking for

Row value = Variable

If you are looking for a period then you are better off looking in a window vs time to the second.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:nmarano
ID: 38740388
Thanks for your help
0
 
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:_agx_
ID: 38740460
>   and enterDate > [original date]  AND enterDate < [orginal date plus 1 day]

Small typo. I think he meant  ">= [original date]" rather than "> [original date]"

Edit: That approach works well.  Using cfqueryparam it is a simple as:

    WHERE enterDate >= <cfqueryparam value="#now()#" cfsqltype="cf_sql_date">
    AND      enterDate < <cfqueryparam value="#dateAdd('d', 1, now())#" cfsqltype="cf_sql_date">
    ...
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The technique is by far very Simple! How we can export the ColdFusion query results to DOC file?  Well before writing this I researched a lot in Internet but did not found a good Answer anyways!  So i thought now i should share my small snippet w…
Hi, Even though I have created this Tutorial on My personal Blog, Some people might not able to find my website, So here i am posting it again Today, from the topic it is very clear that i will be showing you here the very basic usage of how we …
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
Suggested Courses

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question