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Old June 28th, 2006, 03:39 AM
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Default Help with SQL - filter for "today"

I am new to asp and sql statements and would appreciate some advice.

I have successfully created a page which displays fields from a database to generate a list of events dates, times, event details and so forth.

What I want to add now is a filter in the SQL statement to display only those records in a given date range. I think I know how to do that, but the complication comes whereby I want the start of range to be "today" and the end of range to be "today" + 30 days.

Here is what I have coded so far as the sql statement and the variable"today" is concerned.

In Code behind file...
Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load
        Dim today As Date = Date.Now()
    End Sub

In SQL query on page displaying results from database(using gridview control)...

SelectCommand="SELECT * FROM [tblDiary] ORDER BY [Short_Date], [Start_Time]"

Essentially how do I pass the value of "today" in my example to a parameter in a "Where" clause of the SQL statement?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards.

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Hi There,

Just before attempting to give you a solution, I assume you are wanting to use a SqlDataSource control?


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Hi Rich,
Thanks for your interest.
Actually I am currently using an Access Data Source as this seems to get results whereas I have not so far been able to get results with the SQLdataSource Control. (I am using a database created from MSAccess '97).

I am thinking of persevering with getting the SQLdatasource Control to work at some point however, as I want to exclude the explicit data path reference to my database in my web page, and rely on the details in the web.config file in the way that SQLDatasource control seems to allow.

Sorry if that's a rather long-winded answer to your question.


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