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Partial SQL Data copied from one table to another

Posted on 2014-04-03
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I have a table with a ton of fields and I need to pull out a select few and insert the data into another existing table.

Specifically:

Location
-------
field1
field2
field3
Client
ContractAmt
ContractDate
field7
field8

Contracts
--------
ContractType (this is going to be 21 for all records
Client (set to Client from Table1)
ContractStartDate (needs to be set to ContractDate -1 year)
ExpireDate (set to ContractDate from Table1)
ContractAmt (set to ContractAmt from Table1)


Tried this:
INSERT INTO Contracts (ContractType, Client, ContractStartDate, ExpireDate, ContractAmt) VALUES (SELECT 21, Client, DATEADD('yy', -1, ContractDate), ContractDate, ContractAmt FROM Location)

but I get
Msg 1023, Level 15, State 1, Line 2
Invalid parameter 1 specified for dateadd.
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Question by:Lee W, MVP
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by:Pratima Pharande
ID: 39977342
try

INSERT INTO Contracts
(ContractType, Client, ContractStartDate, ExpireDate, ContractAmt)
SELECT 21, Client, DATEADD('yy', -1, ContractDate), ContractDate, ContractAmt FROM Location
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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39977356
Nope,
Msg 1023, Level 15, State 1, Line 4
Invalid parameter 1 specified for dateadd.
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INSERT INTO Contracts
(ContractType, Client, ContractStartDate, ExpireDate, ContractAmt)
SELECT 21, Client, DATEADD(year, -1, ContractDate), ContractDate, ContractAmt FROM Location
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for pratima_mcs's comment #a39977381

for the following reason:

Thanks, that did the trick!
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by:Pratima Pharande
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it helps you right? then why 0 points ?
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by:Pratima Pharande
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thats fine. I just want to understand whether he needs more help in that.
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Sorry - that was a screwup on my part - your assistance was greatly appreciated (It was a late project for me so probably didn't have my head on straight...)
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