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Date function in Ingres DB

Gabriel Tomoloju
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Joined: Feb 23, 2004
Posts: 20
Hello guys,
How do i do i check in my where clause if:
a date_field in a table is less that 3 past months from today.
Note: I am using INGRES DATABASE

select * from tablename
where
date_field is less that 3 months from today.


Thanks.
[ August 18, 2004: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Julian Kennedy
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Joined: Aug 02, 2004
Posts: 823
Hi Gabriel,

It's a long time since I've used Ingres (6 or 7 years!), but if memory serves you can do it with something mad like:

It might be today() without the quotes, however. I'm pretty sure that today - 3 is 3 days ago. Try it.

Anyway, Ingres date stuff is (or was, at least) done using really nasty implicit conversion from strings. It makes the code read OK though.

Hope this helps.

Jules
 
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