Select records using between...

Posted on 2014-04-01
Last Modified: 2014-04-30

Have two dates that i use in this simple example:

select * from TransactionTable
where CreatedDate between '2013-12-17' and '2013-12-19'

But the problem is that it dosent give me records from 2013-12-19
Only up to -> 2013-12-19

How can i fix this
Question by:team2005
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sammySeltzer earned 500 total points
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Maybe, you can try CASTING the compare date:

select * from TransactionTable
where  CAST(CreatedDate as datetime) between '2013/4/4' and '2014/4/4'

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by:Scott Pletcher
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The foolproof way to do that, no matter what the column data type is, is:

where CreatedDate >= '2013-12-17' and
            CreatedDate < '2013-12-20'

Btw, you definitely don't want to use a function on the table column, as that will prevent index seeks from occurring for that column (in technical terms, a function call makes it "NONSARGABLE").
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The problem is likely that you have a time element in your dates. When selecting '2013-12-19' it assumes a time of 00:00:00 or 12 am on the 19th. So any CreatedDate with a time other than midnight on the 19th will not be inclusive in your between clause. The easiest way to get around that is to use the >= and < as ScottPletcher has suggested.
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where CreatedDate >= '2013-12-17' and
            CreatedDate <= '2013-12-20'

Dosent include 2013-12-20 ?
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It would only include midnight on 2013-12-20 and not any createdDate with a time value of greater than or equal to 00:00:01.

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