That should read

where idate(mydate) > current_date - 365 days

or as Vern has so wisely posted - 1 year

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 7:15 AM, Jim Essinger <dilbernator@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I don't know if this will work, but how about changing your file date to a
date data type by your favorite method, mine is to us iDate function freely
given by Alan Campin.

Then you could do something like;

where idate(mydate) > current_date - 365

You could translate the date yourself, but why go to all that work when
someone else has already done it for you?

HTH

Jim


On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 6:45 AM, Alan Shore <AlanShore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:


Good morning all
hopefully I can explain this AND make sense
We have a master file that holds a date as a numeric field (really old
system that is behind the times)
I've been asked to create a view over the master file that will ONLY
contain records of 1 year or less
In other words, todays view will have 1 years worth of data
tomorrows view will again only contain 1 years worth of data. Some records
on todays view will NOT be on tomorrows view as they are older than 1 year
here is the where clause of the SQL

where
current_date -
date(substr(digits(dt.orddte),1,2)||'/'||
substr(digits(dt.orddte),3,2)||'/'||
substr(digits(decimal(decimal(substr(
digits(dt.orddte),5,2)),3,0)),2,2)) <= 100;

If I run the SQL now, it will satisfy the one year situation, but that
same
view tomorrow will contain records older than one year, therefore I will
need to drop and re-create the view and as the master file contains a
GINORMOUS number of records, it can take a while to construct the view
Hence my question

Hope this makes sense

As always
ANY help is MUCH appreciated



Alan Shore
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