# Calculating beginning of fiscal year based on current date

I have to calculate the beginning of the current fiscal year, July 1, based on the current date.

For 6/11/2014 the beginning of the Fiscal Year would be '2013-07-01'.

For 8/15/2015 the beginning of the Fiscal Year would be '2015-07-01'.

What is proper syntax to calculate this?

Thanks

Glen
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Commented:
I think this will do:
``````convert(date, convert(varchar(4), case when datepart(month, yourdate) < 7 then datepart(year, yourdate)-1 else datepart(year, yourdate) end)+'0701')
``````
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Problem resolverCommented:
Try this way
``````declare @dt datetime,
@ret_dt datetime
select @dt=convert(datetime,'20140611',112)

if (substring(convert(varchar,@dt,112),5,4)>'0630')
select @ret_dt=convert(datetime,substring(convert(varchar,@dt,112),1,4)+'0701',112)
else
print @ret_dt

declare @dt datetime,
@ret_dt datetime
select @dt=convert(datetime,'20140711',112)

if (substring(convert(varchar,@dt,112),5,4)>'0630')
select @ret_dt=convert(datetime,substring(convert(varchar,@dt,112),1,4)+'0701',112)
else
``````
to get fiscal starting date
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Problem resolverCommented:
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Author Commented:
Thanks

I tried using it in a select statement with various dates and it worked just like I want it.

Glen
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Microsoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
GPSPOW- I just kicked out an article that deals specifically with Fiscal calendar planning --> SQL Server Calendar Table:  Fiscal Years.   Let me know if this helps you.  If yes, click on the 'Good Article' button and provide some feedback.  Thanks.
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Author Commented:
Excellent article.

I will begin using this in my future programming projects.

Thanks

Glen
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