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Datetime filter on SQL input

8 - Asteroid



I have an issue when trying to filter date data in a datetime format in an SQL data input that i'm using.  I want to exclude data before 1st November 2016


Field name = dss_update_time

Example date format = 2012-02-28 14:15:12


Date filter in SQL input in Alteryx:

When i put in a date filter as the input tool, it doesn’t filter out any data and gives me the following error:


Input Data (1)    Error SQLExecute: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]The conversion of a varchar data type to a datetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value.[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]The cursor was not declared.


A simple > 2016-10-31 works but doesn't filter anyone out!


Please can you advise what I should put in the datetime filter or whether I need some sort of PreSQL statement.  Thanks

8 - Asteroid

Hi Roland,


Please see highlighted yellow field where filter has been applied as '2019012'. I want to replace '2019012' by some code which upon workflow running will always convert current system time into 'YYYY0MM' format and pull data for most recent period. 

15 - Aurora
15 - Aurora

SAP HANA? Because of the tree-character period (leading "0" before "mm") I supposed data source to be SAP ...

SQL for HANA is a bit different ... you could try (I'm not really sure):




5 - Atom

I've been trying to figure this out for 2 years and have had some painful workarounds! Thank you this worked!!!