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Default Finding min(FromDate) and max(ToDate)


I have at table (in SQL-SErver 2005) with the following fields:

PlantId - varchar
FromDate - datetime
ToDate - datetime
Amount - decimal

I need to get a new table from this one with no overlapping periods. Say I have 3 rows where row 1 overlaps row 2 in regards to period, and that row 2 overlaps row 3. Is there a way, without using cursors, to get the lowest fromdate and highest Todate from these rows?

Example (dateformat = dd.mm.yyyy)

PlantID FromDate ToDate

100 15.05.2006 30.05.2006
100 20.05.2006 05.06.2006
100 02.06.2006 25.06.2006
100 25.06.2006 01.07.2006
100 01.07.2006 20.07.2006

From the above example-table, I would need to get the following result:

100 15.05.2006 25.06.2006
100 25.06.2006 01.07.2006
100 01.07.2006 20.07.2006

Anyone got an idea how to do this without cursors?

Thanks in advance

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