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  • SQL Genie: Question about CurrentDate()

    I'm bringing a column from SQL 2008 that is formatted as Date. It comes in as a plain date, without time.

    In SQL Genie, I tried to build the expression to filter as:

    MyDate <= CurrentDate()

    when I test MyDate, I get results
    When I test CurrentDate, I get results
    When I test MyDate <= CurrentDate(), I get an error:

    Could not parse sqlexpression 'TableName.MyDate <= Currendate()'.

    I suspect this has to do with the fact that it's comparing:
    03/06/2012 and 03/06/2012 04:34:06 00pm

    I could add a dummyDateColumn to my source table that has the more complete date

    Any alternative suggestions on how to handle this?
    MSQL since 2010
    A5V11 since Feb 2012

  • #2
    Re: SQL Genie: Question about CurrentDate()

    try convert_type(sql_date,"D")
    Gregg is a great site to test and share sql code


    • #3
      Re: SQL Genie: Question about CurrentDate()

      thanks Gregg, but the SQL Genie doesn't recognize that in teh expression builder...

      I tried:
      MSQL since 2010
      A5V11 since Feb 2012


      • #4
        Re: SQL Genie: Question about CurrentDate()

        1. Have you formatted the field in the grid as datetime?
        2. How about trying != ?
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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        • #5
          Re: SQL Genie: Question about CurrentDate()

          Hi Peter -
          Thanks for the suggestions -

          Since the grid is based on a view (not a table) I solved it via the actual view in SQL by adding the line:

          where MyDateColumn <= GetDate()
          MSQL since 2010
          A5V11 since Feb 2012


          • #6
            Re: SQL Genie: Question about CurrentDate()

            There is also curdate() today() i think
            Chad Brown


            • #7
              Re: SQL Genie: Question about CurrentDate()

              in the SQL Genie Expression Builder, neither of those are available options.

              The only Date Functions are:


              and CurrentDate() gives me DateTime and the expression cannot be built because I'm trying to compare a Date to a DateTime....

              I've resolved it by setting the filter in the source view that I wrote in SQL.
              MSQL since 2010
              A5V11 since Feb 2012