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Database Specific Date Functions

The following table contains some of the most common database-specific date functions:
Description SQL Server Oracle DB2 UDB Teradata
Retrieve the database date
current date
Convert a string to a date
cast (‘2001/01/20’ as datetime)
To_Date(‘2002-01-20’, ‘YYYY-MM-DD’)
cast (’01/20/2002′ as date)
cast (‘2001/01/20’ as date)
Get the day from a date
datepart(day, date_id)
to_number(to_char(date_id, ‘DD’))
extract (day from date_id)
Get the month from a date
datepart(month, date_id)
to_number(to_char(date_id, ‘MM’))
extract (month from date_id)
Subtract one month to a date
dateadd(month, -1, date_id)
add_months(date_id, -1)
date_id – 1 months
add_months(date_id, -1)
Subtract one day to a date
dateadd(day, -1, date_id)
date_id -1
date_id – 1 days
cast(date_id as date) – 1
For more information on using these functions in the MicroStrategy’s architecture, refer to the MicroStrategy Product documentation and the following Microstrategy Knowledge Base document:
  • TN3905 (TN5200-7X0-0019): How to use pass-through expression- ApplySimple in MicroStrategy SQL Generation Engine 8.x

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