Thursday, February 17, 2011

Start and End Date of specific date.

Declare @Date datetime, @Start Datetime, @End Datetime

SET @Date = '02/17/2011' ------- Your Date

SET @Start = DATEADD(dd, 1, DATEADD(dd, -DATEPART(dd, @Date), @Date))
SET @End = DATEADD(dd, -1, DATEADD(mm, 1, @Start))

SELECT @Start AS [Start Date], @End  AS [End Date]

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Date and Time dimension creation and population T-SQL

Just to point and give credit to this helpful script to create Date and Time dims in SSAS, I know that you can use the wizard in SSAS t ocreate and populate data in a date Dimension but not a time dimesion.

It's by Joshua A. Walker

The script is

Monday, February 14, 2011

The end of my SSRS "NaN" misery! Avoid SSRS "NaN"....

I always had problems with that annoying “NaN” in SSRS, I used to run around it using IIF or REPLACE and ROUND, but finally I decided not to give up and find a neater solution for that particular report. 
Reading more about the IIF function @
At the remarks section, they say “The expressions in the argument list can include function calls. As part of preparing the argument list for the call to IIf, the Visual Basic compiler calls every function in every expression. This means that you cannot rely on a particular function not being called if the other argument is selected by Expression.”
Anyway to cut my story short, if you have a function like:
=IIF(Lookup(Fields!ADM_DR_ID.Value, Fields!ADM_DR_ID.Value, Fields!ID2010.Value, "LOS") = nothing, "0" , Lookup(Fields!ADM_DR_ID.Value, Fields!ADM_DR_ID.Value, Fields!ID2010.Value, "LOS"))
It’s not going to work.
The right way is to avoid dividing by zero!
=IIF(Fields!ID2010.Value = 0, "0" , Lookup(Fields!ADM_DR_ID.Value, Fields!ADM_DR_ID.Value, Fields!ID2010.Value, "LOS"))
Hope that helps someone!