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Query that will return all rows for the last two weeks

Posted on 2013-06-06
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Hello,

Is it possible to get some help to write a query that will return all rows for all items in a two week period?

I need to write a SSRS report that will default to the last two weeks when it opens for the first time but I am not sure how to create or what to assign to this parameter.

I hope this is clear, if not, please let me know.

Thank you so much.
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by:Jim Horn
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>'will default to the last two weeks'
Does this imply that the user should eventually be able to select other date values?

If no, better to handle this in the SP that feeds this report in a WHERE clause.
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You can establish the date for 2 weeks ago with a couple functions.

SELECT DATEADD(dd, -14, CONVER(varchar(10), GETDATE(), 101))
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by:metropia
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To answer JimHorn, yes the user eventually will have the ability to select other date values.

To UnifiedIS, thank you for that query. I will give it a try.
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by:Jason Yousef, MS
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Hi,

So do you want to control the 2 weeks period from SSRS and let users have control over it? using parameters?


or in your source T-sql ?
select * from table where datecolumn between getdate() and DATEADD(Week, -2, getdate() ) 

or

select * from table where datecolumn >= DATEADD(Week, -2, getdate() ) 

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by:PortletPaul
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:( the following line will always select zero rows

select * from table where datecolumn between getdate() and DATEADD(Week, -2, getdate() )

between requires the dates in the opposite positions (low first, high second)

select * from table where datecolumn between DATEADD(Week, -2, getdate() )  and getdate()

but I prefer not to use between anyway.
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by:metropia
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Hi guys.

I apologize for taking so long to get back to this question. I got side tracked and today memory struck me and logged-on to EE to finally close this question.

I ended up using a different approach, based on a solution I found online, using a stored procedure.

I am splitting the 500 point among the four experts that contribute with a comment, or potential solution, because of all the time that took me to get back to you.

I hope this is acceptable.

Thank you greatly.
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