I am trying to validate an Id count. I have a table - Address_rankings with the following columns

  • Address - Nvarchar
  • Id - Int
  • Date created - DateTime

Sample data looks like the below:

Address ID Datecreated
Address1 1 2023-06-30 16:59:37.6800000
Address2 2 2023-06-30 18:10:20.3166667
Address3 3 2023-06-30 18:11:45.1700000
Address4 4 2023-06-30 18:11:45.1733333
Address5 5 2023-06-30 18:12:28.7400000

newly added/removed addresses:

Address ID Datecreated
Address6 6 2023-07-03 18:12:28.7400000 (added on 07/03)
Address10 10 2023-07-06 18:12:28.7400000 (removed on 07/06)

My problem is:

  • 06/30 - count of 100 places(ids)
  • 07/31 - 125 places (starting from 07/01 to 07/31 - the 125 place count(ids) includes new places are added and some of the places are removed and total id count is 125 on 07/31).

I am trying to find the id count of 100 places (06/30) + the new places added and minus the places that are removed from 07/01-07/31 so the final id count should be equal to 125 rows.

I wrote the below query, but count doesn't seem correct to me as it's displaying a large number:

DECLARE @TheDate Date = '2023-06-30'
DECLARE @TheDate2 Date = '2023-07-31'
SELECT count(Id)
FROM place_rankings
where datecreated >= @Date AND datecreated < @Date2

I don't understand how to write a query for the above condition. My desired result is to get the count of ids as of 07/31.

I also want to find out the new ids added during this time period by including the below subquery into the main query and declaring 2 variables:

DECLARE @DateNew Date = '2023-06-30'
DECLARE @Date2New Date = '2023-07-31'                                                                    
  and (exists (select null from Address_rankings b
    WHERE b.datecreated >= @DateNew AND b.datecreated < DATEADD(d, 1, @Date2New) 
AND b.Address IS NOT NULL)rn2 and rn1.id = rn2.id))

1 Answer 1


Note that '2023-07-31' is equal to '2023-07-31 00:00:00', so all the times of the last day are excluded with datecreated < @Date2, except for 00:00:00!

Solution: add one day as in

WHERE datecreated >= @Date AND datecreated < DATEADD(d, 1, @Date2)

But I am not sure what you mean by "minus the places that are removed". How do you see that places are removed? Do you have a column storing this status or are these dates stored in another table?

You can exclude the places where the address is null like this:

    datecreated >= @Date AND datecreated < DATEADD(d, 1, @Date2) AND
    Address IS NOT NULL

If you want to exclude the NULL addresses from July only, you can do it like this

Add this declaration:

DECLARE @DateExcl Date = '2023-07-01'


SELECT count(a.Id)
FROM place_rankings a
  a.datecreated >= @Date AND a.datecreated < DATEADD(d, 1, @Date2) AND
  (a.Address IS NOT NULL OR a.datecreated < @DateExcl) AND
    SELECT NULL FROM Address_rankings b
      b.datecreated >= @DateNew AND b.datecreated < DATEADD(d, 1, @Date2New) AND
      b.Address IS NOT NULL AND
      b.id = a.id

Your attempt with rn1.id = rn2.id must be inside the sub-select and of course use the aliases you gave earlier, namely a and b.

  • Thanks! Olivier.
    – RMN
    Commented Aug 21, 2023 at 17:51
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