DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE
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How to find missing values in a date sequence using EXCEPT?

Execute the following Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL script in Management Studio Query Editor to find missing OrderDate-s in the SalesOrderHeader table between first (MIN) and last (MAX) dates.

-- SQL missing dates - SQL missing order dates - SQL missing sales dates

-- SQL date gaps - SQL EXCEPT set operator - SQL MIN & MAX functions

USE AdventureWorks;

DECLARE  @MaxOrderDate CHAR(8),

         @MinOrderDate CHAR(8),

         @RunningDate  CHAR(8)

-- SQL Server table variable

DECLARE  @AllDates  TABLE(

                          DATE CHAR(8)

                          )

 

SELECT @MaxOrderDate = convert(CHAR(8),max(OrderDate),112),

       @MinOrderDate = convert(CHAR(8),min(OrderDate),112)

FROM   Sales.SalesOrderHeader

 

SET @RunningDate = @MinOrderDate

 

WHILE (@RunningDate <= @MaxOrderDate)

  BEGIN

    INSERT @AllDates

    SELECT @RunningDate

    

    SET @RunningDate = convert(CHAR(8),dateadd(DAY,1,@RunningDate),112)

  END

 

SELECT MissingDates=DATE

FROM   @AllDates

EXCEPT

SELECT DISTINCT convert(CHAR(8),OrderDate,112)

FROM   Sales.SalesOrderHeader

GO

/* Results

 

MissingDates

20010816

20010911

20011024

*/

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Exam 70-461
DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE