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I need to create a query about car service reminders. The car can have 3 type of reminders: 2- Registration, 3 - Emission Test, 4 - State Inspection

The car table has the last date the task was performed.
CarActivitiees table has all prams repeat very 2 years , remind 10 days before it is due and so on

carActivities dataStructure
id      int       primary key
activityID      int        0 - oil change, 1-oil Change; 2 - Registration; 3-Emission;4-State Inspection
repeatNumber      int       (every 2 days, or every 2 years )
repeatCycle      int       (every 2 days, or every 2 years )
remindNumber      int       (every 2 days, or every 2 years )
remindCycle      int       (every 2 days, or every 2 years )
carKey      int      the car we are dealing with
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by:Scott Pletcher
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That would be vastly easier to do if you provided an actual table definition (CREATE TABLE ...) for carActivities and car.  Can't even tell the date column(s) to use from what you posted.
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CREATE TABLE [dbo].[carActivities](
	[id] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
	[activityID] [int] NOT NULL,
	[repeatNumber] [int] NOT NULL,
	[repeatCycle] [int] NOT NULL,
	[remindNumber] [int] NOT NULL,
	[remindCycle] [int] NOT NULL,
	[carKey] [int] NOT NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_car_activities] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED 
(
	[id] ASC
)WITH (PAD_INDEX  = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE  = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS  = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS  = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]

GO

EXEC sys.sp_addextendedproperty @name=N'MS_Description', @value=N'1-oil Change; 2 - Registration; 3-Emission;4-State Inspection' , @level0type=N'SCHEMA',@level0name=N'dbo', @level1type=N'TABLE',@level1name=N'carActivities', @level2type=N'COLUMN',@level2name=N'activityID'
GO

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by:Scott Pletcher
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The car table has the last date the task was performed.

What is that table's structure?  Is there an activity id on it as well?  Or are all the dates de-normalized into one row?
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here is table car Structure . The fields that I am interesting in are [regdate] ,[emissiondate],      [inspectiondate], and oilChangeMilage which is the last milage when the oil chnage was done. The dates are denormalize into 1 row
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[car](
	[carkey] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
	[carnumber] [char](10) NOT NULL,
	[locationkey] [int] NULL,
	[description] [varchar](50) NULL,
	[tagnumber] [varchar](10) NULL,
	[note] [varchar](255) NULL,
	[carType] [varchar](10) NULL,
	[carActiveIn] [bit] NULL,
	[carServiceIn] [bit] NULL,
	[originstate] [varchar](2) NULL,
	[sessiontype] [varchar](10) NULL,
	[modelyear] [int] NULL,
	[make] [varchar](20) NULL,
	[model] [varchar](20) NULL,
	[vin] [varchar](50) NULL,
	[regdate] [datetime] NULL,
	
	[emissiondate] [datetime] NULL,
	
	[inspectiondate] [datetime] NULL,
	
	[carstatus] [varchar](10) NULL,
	[instructorkey] [int] NULL,
	[retired] [char](1) NULL,
	[isstatic] [char](1) NULL,
	[oilChangeMilage] [int] NULL,
 CONSTRAINT [PK_car] PRIMARY KEY NONCLUSTERED 
(
	[carkey] ASC
)WITH (PAD_INDEX  = OFF, STATISTICS_NORECOMPUTE  = OFF, IGNORE_DUP_KEY = OFF, ALLOW_ROW_LOCKS  = ON, ALLOW_PAGE_LOCKS  = ON) ON [PRIMARY]
) ON [PRIMARY]

GO

SET ANSI_PADDING OFF
GO

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repeatNumber      int       (every 2 days, or every 2 years )
repeatCycle      int       (every 2 days, or every 2 years )
remindNumber      int       (every 2 days, or every 2 years )
remindCycle      int       (every 2 days, or every 2 years )

Please be more specific about these fields. What do they mean? Types of Units (minutes/hours/days/etc.)?
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repeatnumber (1,2,3,4 and so on )is just a number  repeatCycle is a unit it is measure on  (days,month,weeks,years )
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Are there any suggestions?
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Scott Pletcher earned 500 total points
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Still not enough details for a full answer:

repeatCycle is a unit it is measure on  (days,month,weeks,years )

But cycle is an int -- does 1 stand for day, or 100 or whatever?  No way for us to know what cycle code you assigned for what time period.

But something like below should be close and give you an idea on how to join:

SELECT c.*, ca.*
FROM dbo.car c
CROSS JOIN (
    SELECT DATEADD(DAY, DATEDIFF(DAY, 0, GETDATE()), 0) AS todays_date
) AS assign_alias_names
INNER JOIN dbo.carActivities ca ON
    ((ca.activityID = 2 AND todays_date = DATEADD(DAY, ca.remindNumber, DATEADD(YEAR, +2, c.regdate))) OR
     (ca.activityID = 3 AND todays_date = DATEADD(DAY, ca.remindNumber, DATEADD(YEAR, +2, c.emissiondate))) OR
     (ca.activityID = 4 AND todays_date = DATEADD(DAY, ca.remindNumber, DATEADD(YEAR, +2, c.inspectiondate))))
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repeat Cycle is 0- miles, 1 - day,2,weeks,3 - month,4 -- Year
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