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Hi

I have the following SQL
 Select ID from UsageLogs where BranchId = 51 AND MachineId = 133 AND ReportedDate = GETUTCDATE()

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I have also tried GetDate()
but i get 0 results
even though i know there is a record in table with the right info

The date is stored as

2014-02-25 17:21:03.8530000
I'm not bothered about time, i just want to match the date

any ideas?
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by:David Kroll
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Select ID from UsageLogs where BranchId = 51 AND MachineId = 133 AND CONVERT(varchar, ReportedDate, 101) = CONVERT(VARCHAR, GetDate(),101)
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by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 39885790
This will be a little more index-friendly:

DECLARE @StartDate datetime, @EndDate datetime

SET @StartDate = DATEADD(day, 0, DATEDIFF(day, 0, GETDATE()))
SET @EndDate = DATEADD(day, 1, @StartDate)

Select ID 
from UsageLogs 
where BranchId = 51 AND MachineId = 133 AND 
    ReportedDate >= @StartDate AND ReportedDate < @EndDate

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Kevin Cross earned 2000 total points
ID: 39885802
I would avoid converting your column to character strings.  I would leave your dates as dates.  Instead use ranges.
SELECT ID 
FROM UsageLogs 
WHERE BranchId = 51 AND MachineId = 133 
AND ReportedDate >= DATEADD(DD, DATEDIFF(DD, 0, GETUTCDATE()), 0)
AND ReportedDate < DATEADD(DD, DATEDIFF(DD, 0, GETUTCDATE())+1, 0)
;

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This pulls every time stamp between midnight of the day you request and the next day.

If you have SQL 2008 or higher, you can use the DATE data type which has no time.

CONVERT(DATE, GETUTCDATE()) and CONVERT(DATE, DATEADD(DD, 1, GETUTCDATE())) can replace the DATEDIFF calculations.

EDIT: I just saw Patrick posted the same suggestion, so sorry for the duplication.
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by:DBAduck - Ben Miller
ID: 39887444
Yes, do not use Convert in the where clause on the column in the table, you are guaranteed to have a table scan.  It is better to do a range as was illustrated.
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