SQL Server: Get data for only the past year

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I am writing a query in which I have to get the data for only the last year. What is the best way to do this?

SELECT ... FROM ... WHERE date > '8/27/2007 12:00:00 AM'

This question is tagged with sql sql-server database tsql

~ Asked on 2008-08-27 14:10:49

12 Answers


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The following adds -1 years to the current date:

SELECT ... From ... WHERE date > DATEADD(year,-1,GETDATE())

~ Answered on 2008-08-27 14:12:28


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I found this page while looking for a solution that would help me select results from a prior calendar year. Most of the results shown above seems return items from the past 365 days, which didn't work for me.

At the same time, it did give me enough direction to solve my needs in the following code - which I'm posting here for any others who have the same need as mine and who may come across this page in searching for a solution.

SELECT .... FROM .... WHERE year(*your date column*) = year(DATEADD(year,-1,getdate()))

Thanks to those above whose solutions helped me arrive at what I needed.

~ Answered on 2013-04-18 18:34:57


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Well, I think something is missing here. User wants to get data from the last year and not from the last 365 days. There is a huge diference. In my opinion, data from the last year is every data from 2007 (if I am in 2008 now). So the right answer would be:

SELECT ... FROM ... WHERE YEAR(DATE) = YEAR(GETDATE()) - 1

Then if you want to restrict this query, you can add some other filter, but always searching in the last year.

SELECT ... FROM ... WHERE YEAR(DATE) = YEAR(GETDATE()) - 1 AND DATE > '05/05/2007'

~ Answered on 2008-08-27 14:23:22


5

Look up dateadd in BOL

dateadd(yy,-1,getdate())

~ Answered on 2008-08-27 14:12:53


4

The most readable, IMO:

SELECT * FROM TABLE WHERE Date >
   DATEADD(yy, -1, CONVERT(datetime, CONVERT(varchar, GETDATE(), 101)))

Which:

  1. Gets now's datetime GETDATE() = #8/27/2008 10:23am#
  2. Converts to a string with format 101 CONVERT(varchar, #8/27/2008 10:23am#, 101) = '8/27/2007'
  3. Converts to a datetime CONVERT(datetime, '8/27/2007') = #8/27/2008 12:00AM#
  4. Subtracts 1 year DATEADD(yy, -1, #8/27/2008 12:00AM#) = #8/27/2007 12:00AM#

There's variants with DATEDIFF and DATEADD to get you midnight of today, but they tend to be rather obtuse (though slightly better on performance - not that you'd notice compared to the reads required to fetch the data).

~ Answered on 2008-08-27 14:26:07


2

GETDATE() returns current date and time.

If last year starts in midnight of current day last year (like in original example) you should use something like:

DECLARE @start datetime
SET @start = dbo.getdatewithouttime(DATEADD(year, -1, GETDATE())) -- cut time (hours, minutes, ect.) --  getdatewithouttime() function doesn't exist in MS SQL -- you have to write one
SELECT column1, column2, ..., columnN FROM table WHERE date >= @start

~ Answered on 2008-08-27 14:20:22


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The other suggestions are good if you have "SQL only".

However I suggest, that - if possible - you calculate the date in your program and insert it as string in the SQL query.

At least for for big tables (i.e. several million rows, maybe combined with joins) that will give you a considerable speed improvement as the optimizer can work with that much better.

~ Answered on 2008-08-27 15:13:39


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For some reason none of the results above worked for me.

This selects the last 365 days.

 SELECT ... From ... WHERE date BETWEEN CURDATE() - INTERVAL 1 YEAR AND CURDATE()

~ Answered on 2020-01-08 01:52:35


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I, like @D.E. White, came here for similar but different reasons than the original question. The original question asks for the last 365 days. @samjudson's answer provides that. @D.E. White's answer returns results for the prior calendar year.

My query is a bit different in that it works for the prior year up to and including the current date:

SELECT .... FROM .... WHERE year(date) > year(DATEADD(year, -2, GETDATE()))

For example, on Feb 17, 2017 this query returns results from 1/1/2016 to 2/17/2017

~ Answered on 2017-02-17 18:49:47


0

I had a similar problem but the previous coder only provided the date in mm-yyyy format. My solution is simple but might prove helpful to some (I also wanted to be sure beginning and ending spaces were eliminated):

SELECT ... FROM ....WHERE 
CONVERT(datetime,REPLACE(LEFT(LTRIM([MoYr]),2),'-
','')+'/01/'+RIGHT(RTRIM([MoYr]),4)) >=  DATEADD(year,-1,GETDATE())

~ Answered on 2017-11-15 17:47:30


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argument for DATEADD function :

DATEADD (*datepart* , *number* , *date* )

datepart can be: yy, qq, mm, dy, dd, wk, dw, hh, mi, ss, ms

number is an expression that can be resolved to an int that is added to a datepart of date

date is an expression that can be resolved to a time, date, smalldatetime, datetime, datetime2, or datetimeoffset value.

~ Answered on 2011-09-21 14:29:28


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declare @iMonth int
declare @sYear varchar(4)
declare @sMonth varchar(2)
set @iMonth = 0
while @iMonth > -12
begin
    set @sYear = year(DATEADD(month,@iMonth,GETDATE()))
    set @sMonth = right('0'+cast(month(DATEADD(month,@iMonth,GETDATE())) as varchar(2)),2)
    select @sYear + @sMonth
    set @iMonth = @iMonth - 1
end

~ Answered on 2012-05-18 17:58:44


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