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The script i have works but very long and i have run into a "CASE" statement limit so i can not go as far back in history as i would like.  Here is a example of what i am currently using.
SELECT ITEM_NO, 
	CASE 
		WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 7 THEN 'Week_01' 
		WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 14 THEN 'Week_02' 
		WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 21 THEN 'Week_03' 
		WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 28 THEN 'Week_04' 
		WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 35 THEN 'Week_05'
		WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 42 THEN 'Week_06'
		WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 49 THEN 'Week_07' 
                WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 56 THEN 'Week_08' 
                WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 63 THEN 'Week_09' 
                WHEN datediff(DD, [BUS_DAT], GETDATE()) <= 70 THEN 'Week_10' 
		ELSE NULL 
	END AS SALE_WEEK, QTY_SOLD
FROM dbo.PS_TKT_HIST_LIN

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What this is doing is labeling each line according to what week the sale falls in to by counting back 7 day from the current date to create week one and so on and so forth.  I'm looking to a way to not use so many when clauses and i can look back 3 or 4 years if i want.

Thank you for your help and let me know if you have any further questions.
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Question by:Littlet5621
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SELECT ITEM_NO,
   'Week_' + RIGHT('0' + CAST(DATEDIFF(DAY, BUS_DAT, GETDATE()) / 7 + 1 AS VARCHAR), 2),
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by:David Todd
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Hi,

select dateadd( week, (datediff( week, 0, getdate()), 0 ) should give the date at the start of the week.

You may need to change the 0 to -1 or something as the base datetime. Depends on what you want as the starting day for the week.

HTH
  David
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