Apart from the standard datediff() and timestampdiff(), Vertica and MySQL offer a couple of more ways to go about it: By using the age functions: age_in_years (current date, start date) and age_in_months (current date, start date) A key thing to remember about these two is that, unlike datediff ('years', start date, current date), they will calculate the months/years between the … Continue reading How do I find the difference between two time periods?
Being able to calculate the date of the coming Thursday may come really handy if your sales revenue follows a very strong weekday pattern as it enables you to use weekdays, rather than fixed dates, as a basis for making your weekly financial projections. How do I do this in practice? Vertica offers a very … Continue reading How do I find the next Monday/Tuesday/etc.. with SQL?
Need to provide a daily estimation of how many clicks you'll make by the end of next month? Your client expects you to deliver a monthly report on their performance? That's when knowing how to get the last day of the current, previous or next month might come in handy Whereas Vertica and MySQL offer … Continue reading How do I find the last day of the previous/next month with SQL?