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dirtyeggs
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Posted - 12/03/2012 :  17:03:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello all - I am fairly new to sql and I am having the following issue.

I need to group some records based on date and I am trying to ignore the milliseconds - below is my query however, I see some results with the same timestamp but they are not grouped and I do not know why. I expected those two HAL records to be grouped. Any help would be appreciated. This is on SQL SERVER 2005.

SELECT count(*),ticker,CONVERT(varchar, CONVERT(VARCHAR(MAX), last_upd_date, 120), 120) from crx_order
group by last_upd_date,ticker
order by last_upd_date desc

results example
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2 MSFT 2012-12-03 16:00:05
1 HAL 2012-12-03 14:59:52
1 HAL 2012-12-03 14:59:52

robvolk
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Posted - 12/03/2012 :  17:14:50  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Because you're grouping by the actual value, not the truncated value. Try this:
SELECT count(*),ticker,DATEADD(ms, -DATEPART(ms,last_upd_date), last_upd_date) from crx_order
group by DATEADD(ms, -DATEPART(ms,last_upd_date), last_upd_date),ticker
order by DATEADD(ms, -DATEPART(ms,last_upd_date), last_upd_date) desc
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dirtyeggs
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Posted - 12/04/2012 :  09:27:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought that might be the issue .... thanks it works great.
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