>> where cast(transaction_date as date) BETWEEN '2013-04-16' AND
This approach might be problematic in that it requires that every row in
the source table be examined so that it's transaction_date can be casted.
The original formulation is more efficient as it allows an index on
transaction_date to be used, if one exists.
>> WHERE `transaction_date` BETWEEN '2013-04-16 00:00:00' AND
Although you probably get the result you want by just incrementing the day
on the upper-limit.
WHERE `transaction_date` BETWEEN '2013-04-16 AND '2013-04-17'
- michael dykman
On Thu, May 23, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Peterson, Timothy R <
> You probably want
> where cast(transaction_date as date) BETWEEN '2013-04-16' AND
> That works on my test case
> You could also change the where clause to be >= date and < date+1
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daevid Vincent [mailto:daevid@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:56 PM
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Bug in BETWEEN same DATETIME
> I just noticed what I consider to be a bug; and related, has this been
> in later versions of MySQL?
> We are using:
> mysql Ver 14.12 Distrib 5.0.92, for portbld-freebsd8.1 (amd64) using
> If you use BETWEEN and the same date for both parts (i.e. you want a
> day) it appears that the operator isn't smart enough to consider the
> day in the cases where the column is a DATETIME
> WHERE `transaction_date` BETWEEN '2013-04-16' AND '2013-04-16'
> I actually have to format it like this to get results
> WHERE `transaction_date` BETWEEN '2013-04-16 00:00:00' AND '2013-04-16
> As it appears that in the first instance it defaults the time to
> always, as verified by this:
> WHERE `transaction_date` BETWEEN '2013-04-16' AND '2013-04-16 11:59:59'
> So, I think it's probably safe to assume that if someone is using the
> BETWEEN on datetime columns, their intent more often than not is to get
> full 24 hour period, not the 0 seconds it currently pulls by default.
> I also tried these hacks as per the web page above, but this doesn't
> results either
> WHERE `transaction_date` BETWEEN CAST('2013-04-16' AS DATE) AND
> CAST('2013-04-16' AS DATE)
> WHERE `transaction_date` BETWEEN CAST('2013-04-16' AS DATETIME) AND
> CAST('2013-04-16' AS DATETIME)
> This one works, but I fail to see how it's any more beneficial than
> using a
> string without the CAST() overhead?
> WHERE `transaction_date` BETWEEN CAST('2013-04-16 00:00:00' AS DATETIME)
> CAST('2013-04-16 11:59:59' AS DATETIME)
> Or is there some other magical incantation that is supposed to be used
> (without me manually appending the time portion)?
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- michael dykman
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