SQL DateAdd

So, I'm using DateAdd.  It is storing data in an internal table via Select .... Into #table From table.  In the internal table I am calculating date1 field with DateAdd.

I am then appending results of #table to another table #result (which was created using Create Table).  In the create table I have two fields date1 and date2 which are both declared as "smalldatetime" fields.  

I am receiving an error "Adding a value to a 'datetime' column caused an overflow.  The statement has been terminated".  

Seems that the issue is that the DateAdd returns a DATETIME so when I put the values in my date1 field I receive the overflow error.

How do I cast my formula so it returns as a SMALLDATETIME?

DATEADD(day,1,startDT) as date1,

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David ToddSenior DBACommented:
Hi,

What is the value so produced? That is, you have a startDT around 5th June 2079, and that I think is causing your overflow.

I can show you how to do the explicit cast, but that wont solve your overflow - which begs the question: Do you need a smalldatetime, or is it time to move to a datetime?

This code illustrates your problem, and that the casts don't fix it.

HTH
  David
-- This works
declare @StartDT as smalldatetime

set @StartDT = getdate()

select 
	dateadd( day, 1, @StartDT )
	, convert( smalldatetime, dateadd( day, 1, @StartDT ))
	, cast( dateadd( day, 1, @StartDT ) as smalldatetime )
;

go

-- this gives overflow
declare @StartDT as smalldatetime

set @StartDT = '2079-06-06 15:35'

select 
	--dateadd( day, 1, @StartDT )
	--, 
	convert( smalldatetime, dateadd( day, 1, @StartDT ))
	, cast( dateadd( day, 1, @StartDT ) as smalldatetime )
;

go

-- select to find row that is causing issue
select st.*
from dbo.SomeTable st
where
    st.startDT > '2079-06-06'
;

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PortletPaulfreelancerCommented:
I agree with David,
sounds like after the dateadd the value generated is larger than the maximum permitted for that column's data type

smalldatetime
Date range
1900-01-01 through 2079-06-06
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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
CipherIS, do you still need help on this question?
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CipherISAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay.  Working on another production issue.  I implemented your solution and it resolved this production issue.

Thanks
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