2 dates in a SQL stored proc - 7 days prior and 30 days in future


I have a new for 2 dates in my SQL stored procedure.  
1) 7 Days prior to today
2) 30 days in the future from today.

I am using these, but they don't seem to be working:

Could anyone please point me in the right direction?

James MurphyAsked:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
This seems to work for me:
select getdate() as today, getdate()-7 as seven_days_ago, getdate()+30 as thirty_days_from_now


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James MurphyAuthor Commented:
that is perfect.  Many thanks!
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
Glad to help.

If you want a slightly different way that is probably more mainstream:
select getdate() as today, dateadd(day,-7,getdate()) as seven_days_ago, dateadd(day,30,getdate()) as thirty_days_from_now
PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
be careful using getdate() because it is actually the current date AND time, you can use cast(getdate() as date) to set the time to 00:00:00

  cast(getdate() as date) as today
, cast(getdate() as date) -7  as seven_days_ago
, cast(getdate() as date) +30 as thirty_days_from_now

Using integers for addition isn't common in TSQL coding, instead  using dateadd() is more common, i.e.

  cast(getdate() as date) as today
, dateadd(day,-7,cast(getdate() as date) ) as seven_days_ago
, dateadd(day,30,cast(getdate() as date) ) as thirty_days_from_now

These will also work:


looking back at your originals it seems that you felt it necessary to alter the day and the month - individually - when using DATEADD(). Hopefully you can see that this isn't needed, dateadd() will accurately add or deduct the number of time units from a parameter datetime value.

If in doubt on how to use a function, books online will help: e.g.
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