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2016

ProTip: Get a random date in SQL Server

Need to put a random date in each row of a table? Here is how to do it:

I have a table which contains a RequiredCompletionDate and I wanted to give it a random date in last year so I did

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update systems
set RequiredCompletionDate = DATEADD(day,
ABS(CAST(CAST(NEWID() AS VARBINARY) AS INT)) % 365,
'2015-01-01')

Simon Timms

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