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Is this date query possible?



11:25 am on Jan 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'd like to have users input a 'start date' for a holiday. I'd like to show results for 2 days either side of the day they searched for. BUT prioritize dates matching their actual searched date first. Is this possible with one query?




4:34 pm on Jan 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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This is probably in error by likely the right direction.

// Cleanse and store date in YYYY-MM-DD format "$date"

select * from table where datefield >= date_sub('$date', interval 2 day) and datefield <= date_add('$date', interval 2 day) order by datefield = '$date' desc, datefield desc;

The order by may need some work, but the idea is to use an expression in the first half of the clasue


9:32 am on Jan 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Thank you! Never thought of doing it that way.

Much appreciated.

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