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SQL Previous month and YTD

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I need to expand on a solution that I received here. I wanted to get the past 3 months of data from the current date with each month separate. For example:

(@MyDate>= DATEADD(month, DATEDIFF(month, 0, GETDATE()) - 2, 0)) AND (@MyDate< DATEADD(month, DATEDIFF(month, 0, GETDATE()) - 1, 0))

This would get data from 2 months ago. I'm now being tasked to get data from 2 months ago plus ytd at that point in time. So, November 2012 and January 2012 - November 2012. I need this to be dynamic as the months shift. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
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Here's a nice little blog post that expands upon the above and shows you how to get first and last days of this, last and next year:

http://sqlandme.com/2011/05/17/how-to-get-first-and-last-day-of-year-tsql/

If you need to get the first of the year starting 2 months ago, instead of using "getdate()" in the calculation for "first of the year" you'd use your starting calc of "DATEADD(month, DATEDIFF(month, 0, GETDATE()) - 2, 0))"

So first of the year, starting at your starting date would be

DATEADD(YEAR, DATEDIFF(YEAR, 0, DATEADD(month, DATEDIFF(month, 0, GETDATE()) - 2, 0))), 0)
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This works great until I start a new year. I need it to reset at that point. For instance, in January it does January 2013 back to January 2012. I would only want January 2013 back to January 2013 as it's a new year.
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If you're wanting YTD based upon the current date instead of the beginning date, just use getdate() as shown in the blog post ?
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I think I need to do something where I say AND year=year. This way it keeps the YTD on the correct year. I'm just not sure how to code it.
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You can extract year from a date using the DATEPART function

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms174420.aspx

DATEPART(yy, getdate())

Set your variable or where clause based upon that and you'd be set.

where DATEPART(yy, YourColumn) = DATEPART(yy, @YourVariable).

Just remember that using a function on the left column of a where clause like that upsets the optimizer and it can't use an index to fulfill the requirement (unless you have othere conditions in there that force the index search first.
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I haven't been able to figure out the code for the second part of my logic. Thanks for the help.
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