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SQL parameter for Previous Month's Date

Posted on 2013-12-20
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I am trying to get the correct syntax to filter my selections for the previous month's date based on today's date.

Attached is picture of the query code and the PeriodDateTime field (mm-dd-yyyy hh:mm)

I can hard code the month end to say 11/30/13 and no problem.  I just cannot get the correct DateAdd or DateDiff syntax to make it variable.

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Glen
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by:QuinnDex
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this will give you previous month based on current date

dateadd(m,-1,getdate())

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by:GPSPOW
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I tried this one before and I do not get any data back.

Glen
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by:QuinnDex
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past your current query in and ill have a look
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WHERE (YEAR(DATEADD(m,-1,GETDATE())) = YEAR(PeriodDateTime)
AND MONTH(DATEADD(m,-1,GETDATE())) = MONTH(PeriodDateTime))
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by:Simone B
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You're not getting any data because your period dates are all on the last day of the month. When this is the case, you need to filter on the month and year only, ignoring the day and time.
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by:GPSPOW
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SELECT TOP (100) percent [SourceID]
      ,[VisitID]
      ,[PeriodDateTime]
      ,[BillingID]
      ,[AgencyID]
      ,[AgencyName]
      ,[AnyClDisExemptions]
      ,[ArAgeDateTime]
      ,[ArChgTotal]
      ,[Balance]
      ,[BarStatus]
      ,[BdAgeDateTime]
      ,[BillRuleID]
      ,[ClPendingCharges]
      ,[ClUnappliedCredits]
      ,[ClientID]
      ,[Contract1stPmtDtDateTime]
      ,[ContractAmount]
      ,[ContractDateTime]
      ,[ContractPaid]
      ,[CorpID]
      ,[CorpName]
      ,[FeeScheduleID]
      ,[FeeScheduleName]
      ,[InsuranceBalance]
      ,[LastBillTxn]
      ,[LastPayDateTime]
      ,[LastPostTxn]
      ,[LastStTxn]
      ,[LastTxn]
      ,[PtBalance]
      ,[PtType]
      ,[StmtGrpID]
      ,[TypeID]
      ,[TypeName]
      ,[UrChgTotal]
      ,[ZeroDateTime]
      ,[RowUpdateDateTime]
      ,[FinalDateTime]
      ,[LastBilledDateTime]
      ,[LateChargeTotal]
      ,[ProfessionalChargeTotal]
  FROM [livedb].[dbo].[BarPeStatusVectors]
  where PeriodDateTime='11/30/13' --DATEADD(m,-1,getdate())
 
  and BarStatus in ('UB','FB','IB') and Balance <>0




I commented out your suggestion above.

Current syntax will produce data.

Glen
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Thank you that worked perfecty.

Glen
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by:QuinnDex
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i see whats happening that returns date and time, to use it in a query you need time to be 00:00:00

this will do that for you

DATEADD(MONTH, DATEDIFF(MONTH, 0, GETDATE()), -1)

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