SQL grouping

I have a query which lists staff holidays.

What i would like however is to somehow group and count consecutive days together.    In the Screen shot attached the first two days are 19/09/2013 - 20/09/2013.   So instead of showing each individual day separate I could could these as two.  



Example 1 -  


Change this
------------------------
FROM                  TO                        Days
19/09/2013            19/09/2013            1
20/09/2013            20/09/2013            1

To this
FROM                  TO                        Days
19/09/2013            20/09/2013            2




Example 2 -  


Change this
FROM                  TO                        Days
17/07/2013            17/07/2013            1
18/07/2013            18/07/2013            1
19/07/2013            19/07/2013            1


To this
FROM                  TO                        Days
17/07/2013            19/07/2013            3







ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[sp_GetIndividualHolidayReport]
(
@Username   varchar(50)
)
AS
DECLARE @StartingHolidays  decimal(4,2)
DECLARE @StartingDate  date
 
SELECT @StartingHolidays  = (Select Top 1 Days FROM dbo.StartingHolidays WHERE Username = @Username)
SELECT @StartingDate  = (SELECT [StartDate]   FROM [Timesheets].[dbo].[Periods] WHERe IsCurrent = 1)
 
 
SELECT    
TIMESHEET.DATE,
1 AS Days,
@StartingHolidays AS StartingHolidays,
ApprovedHolidays.TimeSheetID,
ApprovedHolidays.DateAproved,
ApprovedHolidays.ApprovedBy,
ApprovedHolidays.Notes,
ApprovedHolidays.UserName
FROM         TIMESHEET Full Outer JOIN
  ApprovedHolidays ON TIMESHEET.RefId = ApprovedHolidays.TimeSheetID
WHERE     (TIMESHEET.IdVolNow = @Username) AND (TIMESHEET.ContractId = 136)
AND @StartingDate >= @StartingDate

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Holiday.PNG
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Kevin RobinsonPrivate VB.NET ContractorAsked:
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Brian CroweConnect With a Mentor Database AdministratorCommented:
Maybe this example will help

CREATE TABLE #Holiday
(
	DateFrom	DATETIME,
	DateTo		DATETIME
)

INSERT INTO #Holiday (DateFrom, DateTo)
VALUES ('9/19/2013', '9/19/2013'),
	('9/20/2013', '9/20/2013'),
	('9/23/2013', '9/23/2013'),
	('7/17/2013', '7/17/2013'),
	('7/18/2013', '7/18/2013'),
	('7/19/2013', '7/19/2013'),
	('7/22/2013', '7/22/2013'),
	('7/23/2013', '7/23/2013'),
	('7/24/2013', '7/24/2013'),
	('7/25/2013', '7/25/2013'),
	('7/26/2013', '7/26/2013');

WITH cte
AS
(
	SELECT DateFrom, DateTo,
		DATEADD(DAY, -ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY DateFrom), DateFrom) AS DateGroup
	FROM #Holiday
)
SELECT MIN(DateFrom) AS HolidayStart,
	MAX(DateFrom) AS HolidayEnd,
	COUNT(DateFrom) AS HolidayLength
FROM cte
GROUP BY DateGroup

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Results...

HolidayStart                              HolidayEnd                              HolidayLength
2013-07-17 00:00:00.000      2013-07-19 00:00:00.000      3
2013-07-22 00:00:00.000      2013-07-26 00:00:00.000      5
2013-09-19 00:00:00.000      2013-09-20 00:00:00.000      2
2013-09-23 00:00:00.000      2013-09-23 00:00:00.000      1
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
In both your examples, spell out which column that is not in the mockup data that we are to group the days.
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Brian CroweDatabase AdministratorCommented:
What version of SQL Server are you running.  There is functionality in 2012 that makes this much easier.
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Jim, I cannot look at this right now; however, I interpret the request as finding the consecutive records in the database then doing a date difference (or count of the rows that are consecutive).

In the example, there are three records for 2013-07-17, 2013-07-18, and 2013-07-19 and the sample result shows a from as min date and to as max date with count 3.  Essentially cluster date ranges together.

--Kevin

P.S. the new windowing functions within SQL 2012 will help as pointed out above, so one solution would be to install a copy of SQL 2012 (even the free version) and run this query through the newer engine.  I meant to mention that as it first came to mind, but I saw the question had SQL 2008 associated to it.
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awking00Commented:
Can you post the query that lists the staff holidays?
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