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Calculate Age in SQL Server Express


In SQL Server Express 2017, I want to calculate Age in a table containing 100 records.
Let us say different DOBs are saved some 25 years before today. In the new column Age, this result is desired 25y 5m 3d.

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8/22/2022 - Mon


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Sanjay Gandhi

Both answers can be tweaked to arrive at a combined result.
However, it requires a little long code to find the answer.

This is a result in years and months.
Update statement is applied to update AccountAge checking AccountOpenDate compared with current date.

Update Customers
Set AccountAge = Str(DateDiff(YEAR,AccountOpenDate,GetDate())-IIF(Month(AccountOpenDate) <= Month(GetDate()),0,1),2,0) + 'y ' + Str(IIF(Month(AccountOpenDate) <= Month(GetDate()), Month(GetDate())-Month(AccountOpenDate), 12-Month(AccountOpenDate)+Month(GetDate())),2,0) + 'm'


I assumed you wanted the age in years only.

By the way, why are you storing the age in a table?
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William Peck
Sanjay Gandhi

On a monthly basis, the Account age is to be calculated, so that based on age of the account, the processes can be carried out. For example, mapping some plans and sharing them with the Customers based on the age of the their account. So it will be easy to work on saved age of the Account.

If that's the case you shouldn't be updating the age every month in the table, you should use a query that returns the age and use that.

Why not create a view that contains the age calculation?
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