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Posted on 2016-09-16
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Hi All,

I am using the following code in my query:

       WHERE prt.tr_date BETWEEN TRUNC (ADD_MONTHS (SYSDATE, -13), 'MM')  
       AND TRUNC (LAST_DAY (ADD_MONTHS (SYSDATE, -1))+1)

It works. But when I run the report today (9/16) and look at the dates its pulling, its starting from 8/22/15 to 8/26/16.
Shouldn't the code be pulling from 9/5/15 (first September date) to today 9/16/16?
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by:PortletPaul
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You are deducting 13 months from sysdate, that why it goes back 1 month more than expected.
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Perhaps this will help you choose what you need:
select a, b, c, gt_date, lt_date, lt_date - gt_date, gt_mnth, lt_mnth, lt_mnth - gt_mnth
from (
select
     sysdate a
   , trunc(sysdate) b
   , trunc(sysdate, 'mm') c
   , add_months(trunc(sysdate),-12) gt_date
   , add_months(trunc(sysdate),0)  lt_date
   , add_months(trunc(sysdate, 'mm'),-12) gt_mnth
   , add_months(trunc(sysdate, 'mm'),0)  lt_mnth
from dual
)
;

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I would NOT USE BETWEEN, instead I would use >= with < like this:

       WHERE ( prt.tr_date >= add_months(trunc(sysdate, 'mm'),-12)
            AND   prt.tr_date < trunc(sysdate)
                     )

i.e. if sysdate is sometime in Sep 17 2016, then that would equate to

       WHERE prt.tr_date >= 2015-09-17
       AND prt.tr_date < 2016-09-17 -- LESS THAN today

(which is exactly 1 year, and happens to be 366 days)

For more on between in date ranges please see: "Beware of Between"
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