I have a scenario with the following tables. The issue is when a car is booked in table tBooking it is due to following scenarios.


User books a car in branch (branch is a location of company offices where the cars are kept) enter image description here

  • User A books a Car at branch A on date range 4-dec-202- to 6-dec-2020 (tBranch.StartBranchId) and wants to return it to branch B (tBranch.EndBranchId)

  • User B is searching for cars available on the 7-dec-2020 in a specific location branch B

How do I write a query where I get the next available car by date range and the requested location?

Let's say am searching for available cars at branch B, this is what I have tried so far:

    SELECT VehicleID FROM tBooking 
    WHERE StartDate >= @requestedDate
    AND EndDate <= @requestedDate
AND BranchId IN (
    SELECT BranchId FROM tBooking WHERE EndBranchId = @branchId
    -- I dont know how to write correct logic for the dates
    AND StartDate >= @requestedDate   
    AND EndDate <= @requestedDate
  • 2
    you should post a create table with data, but i am missing wanted enddate, what the use of carid 4 when it is available, but is already booked
    – nbk
    Commented Dec 7, 2020 at 17:58

1 Answer 1


Assuming that tVehicle.BranchId contains Branch where the vehicle is currently at and branchId of branch B is 2 this should do the trick

DECLARE @branchId int= 2;
DECLARE @availableDate date= '2020-12-09';

FROM tVehicle tv
WHERE tv.BranchId=@branch
AND NOT EXISTS(SELECT 1 FROM tBooking tb WHERE tb.VehicleId=tv.VehicleId AND @availableDate BETWEEN tb.StartDate AND tb.EndDate);

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