Last 2 years with Workbench

I am trying to pull a table from a database that is really big.  So, I would like to only have the last 2 years worth.  I have a column that has the order start date, but the format is like this 2005-07-26 14:25:00 -05:00

Was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction with this.


  • How familiar are you with SQL?


    You should be able to apply a simple where clause like the following:


    `order_start_date` > DATEADD(yy,-2,GETDATE())

     If you have to, you can try casting or converting the `order_start_date` column to a datetime that SQL understands.

  • When i put that in i get the following during preview:

    [02.21.19 08:29:23 AM] Query String: SELECT * FROM OpOrder
    WHERE 'OrderStartDateOffset' > DATEADD(yy,-2,GETDATE())
    [02.21.19 08:29:25 AM] One or more errors occurred.
    ERROR [22007] [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Conversion failed when converting date and/or time from character string.


  • What datatype is your date stored as?

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  • Oh, my apologies. You need to remove the apostrophes from around your column name. I had originally incldued them in my example just as a way of showing the column name should go here.


    So the query would be (with removed apostrophes from around OrderStartDateOffset):





                  OrderStartDateOffset > DATEADD(yy,-2,GETDATE())



    And with what guitarhero23 has asked, if your datatype for that column is a string, you'll need to cast it to a DateTime, possibly using this:

    CAST(OrderStartDateOffset as datetime)


    But let me know if the first suggestion doesn't help fix the error.

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