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  • sql WHERE filter on todays date

    i am trying to set a filter using the SQL Genie in a Grid

    WHERE TASK_USER = :employeename AND TASK_DONE = 0 AND TASK_DUE = {2013-07-31} 'how can i replace this date with Date() it actually needs to be on or before todays date.

    i get an error stating i must set a value to evaluate to D if i try to use Date() or CurrentDate()

    Thanks
    Last edited by richard2007; 07-31-2013, 02:49 PM.

  • #2
    Re: sql WHERE filter on todays date

    Richard,

    The query you are using is a SQL query, not an Alpha query ... so try

    Code:
    WHERE TASK_DUE <= GetDate()
    Try using the SQL Command Window to test, or the SQL Query Genie.

    Hope that helps

    Phil

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    • #3
      Re: sql WHERE filter on todays date

      If you are using MySQL use curdate()

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      • #4
        Re: sql WHERE filter on todays date

        Originally posted by PhilM1965 View Post
        Richard,

        The query you are using is a SQL query, not an Alpha query ... so try

        Code:
        WHERE TASK_DUE <= GetDate()
        Try using the SQL Command Window to test, or the SQL Query Genie.

        Hope that helps

        Phil
        Phil, thanks, the SQL Genie accepts this format, but no records are returned, where if i put the actual date in, then records are returned. i have tried this in live preview and working preview.

        im using MS SQL Server

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        • #5
          Re: sql WHERE filter on todays date

          hello

          i think getdate() in ms sql returns date and time. i don't think you are looking for that.
          the date is returned with
          convert(date, getdate())
          so you could do one of these:

          WHERE TASK_USER = :employeename AND TASK_DUE <= convert(date, getDate())

          or
          after the connection established you can assign "today" to a sql statement select convert(date, getDate())
          and in the
          WHERE TASK_USER = :employeename AND TASK_DUE <= :newDate
          and set the arg newDate to today
          thanks for reading

          gandhi

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          • #6
            Re: sql WHERE filter on todays date

            thats perfect, thanks.

            i dont understand this though

            Code:
            you can assign "today" to a sql statement select convert(date, getDate())

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            • #7
              Re: sql WHERE filter on todays date

              good.

              thats perfect, thanks.
              no more improvement necessary on perfect!
              thanks for reading

              gandhi

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              • #8
                Re: sql WHERE filter on todays date

                I really don't want to confuse things, but it seems your original question was how to use date() (an xbasic function) in a sql query.
                I use the following code quite often, as it works as I expect it to work, and it gives me a lot of control.
                Code:
                args.Add("td",time("yyyy-MM-dd",date() ) )
                Your sql code would then be : WHERE TASK_USER = :employeename AND TASK_DONE = 0 AND TASK_DUE = :td

                I really hope this doesn't confuse things.

                Gregg

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                • #9
                  I found this old post which helps for a today filter. I also use filters on dbf for yesterday, this week, this month, last month, this year & last year, which tend to extract values from the field to compare with dates
                  how do i get these as SQL filters
                  Thanks
                  Terry

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                  • #10
                    Terry,
                    I tend to use mySQL over msSQL because it's a little more consistent.
                    I can do a better job of helping you if I see the code you're having trouble with.
                    For myself, I have written several date-related functions in mySQL that I think
                    make it easier to read my code ( where pickup_date < gl.yesterday() ), but I haven't
                    made this effort with sql server yet.

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