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Posted on 2014-01-13
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I would like to do a select distinct in a dropdown menu from a date field, but return only the Year, not the full date. The attached code returns all dates once, but I'd like returned only the year.
Thanks for your help.
<%
sql="SELECT distinct(OccDate) FROM Compliments"
Set rsYears = conn.Execute(sql)
%>

<select name="myYear">
<option></option>
<%
Do While Not rsYears.EOF
Response.Write "<option>"& rsYears("OccDate") &"</option>"
rsYears.MoveNext
Loop
Response.Write "</select>"
%>

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chaau earned 2000 total points
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You need to extract Year from the date. Use this SQL syntax:
<%
sql="SELECT distinct DATEPART(year, OccDate) AS OccYear FROM Compliments"
Set rsYears = conn.Execute(sql)
%>

<select name="myYear">
<option></option>
<%
Do While Not rsYears.EOF
Response.Write "<option>"& rsYears("OccYear") &"</option>"
rsYears.MoveNext
Loop
Response.Write "</select>"
%>

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by:romsom
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This is perfect, thank you very much!
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