on SQL Server, i'm trying to query all of last months data based off of the time stamp, however, all those timestamps are in UTC and i need them to be in MST (the reason is mainly for the end dates)

So far this is what I have:

Select Vehicle.Timestamp
WHERE Vehicle.Timestamp >= DATEADD(mm,DATEDIFF(mm,32,GETUTCDATE()),0) 
AND Vehicle.Timestamp < DATEADD(mm,DATEDIFF(mm,0,GETUTCDATE()),0) 
order by Vehicle.Timestamp

i'm not entirely sure which way to move forward.

I've seen the use of switchoffset however, not sure the best way to apply it.

1 Answer 1


If you just need this for a one-time query, I'd recommend something like this:

WITH AdjustedVehicleInfo AS
    SELECT DATEADD(HOUR, -7, Timestamp) AS MST_Timestamp 
    FROM Vehicle
SELECT MST_Timestamp
FROM AdjustedVehicleInfo
WHERE MST_Timestamp BETWEEN @StartDate AND @EndDate

where @StartDate and @EndDate are set to MST times.

The reason I put that disclaimer is because the offset between GETDATE() and GETUTCDATE() is not always -7 for MST, and indeed is not the same across all timeframes for most timezones (places like Arizona and other non-DST-observant localities being exceptions). If you want this to become a query that people/software is going to use for a long time, you'll need to figure out a different way of adjusting the values to the desired timezone.

  • Yeah i was able to figure this solution out. It'll do for now! Thanks
    – scaborski
    Feb 2, 2015 at 22:41

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