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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
SQL Server: Fastest Way to Create a T-SQL datetime?
Saw this technique to create datetime values over at SQLTeam:
DECLARE @Year smallint
DECLARE @Month smallint
DECLARE @Day smallint
SET @Year = 2007
SET @Month = 5
SET @Day = 24
SELECT DATEADD(month, 12 * @Year - 22801 + @Month, @Day - 1)
(Due to Michael Valentine Jones and Peter Larsson).
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com