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On Friday 14 March 2008 15:58, Frank Bax wrote:
> Frank Bax wrote:
> > Aarni Ruuhimäki wrote:
> >> Anyway, I have to rethink and elaborate the query. I know that it will
> >> usually be on a monthly or yearly basis, but a reservation can
> >> actually be any of the following in relation to the given (arbitrary)
> >> period:
> >> 1. start_day before period_start, end_day = period_start
> >> 2. start_day before period_start, end_day in period
> >> 3. start_day before period_start, end_day = period_end
> >> 4. start_day = period_start, end_day in period
> >> 5. start_day in period, end_day in period
> >> 6. start_day = period_start, end_day = period_end
> >> 7. start_day in period, end_day = period_end
> >> 8. start_day in period, end_day after period_end
> >> 9. start_day = period_start, end_day = period_end
> >> 10 start_day before period_start, end_day after period_end
> > #6 and #9 are the same. You missed these:
Whoops, 9 should be c.
> > a start_day before period_start, end_day before period_start
This I don't have to care about as it is not in the period we are looking at.
> > b start_day = period_start, end_day = period_start
Is zero days/nights, ignored. Not even possible to insert in the application.
end_day must be greater than start_day.
> > c start_day = period_start, end_day after period_end
Yes. Number 9 now.
> > d start_day = period_end, end_day = period_end
Is zero days, ignored. like b.
> > e start_day = period_end, end_day after period_end
Is outside the period. Day changes / the night starts at midnight, so this
would go in the 'next' period. Like number 1 comes in this period as one day.
> > f start_day after period_end, end_day after period_end
This is also outside the period we are looking at.
> > Granted, a & f should not match where clause; but then groups 10,c,e
> > don't meet your where clause either. Your where clause should probably
> > be:
> > WHERE group_id = 1 AND (res_start_day >= '2007-01-01' AND res_end_day <=
> > '2008-12-31')
> > Are you sure that your database does not have any rows where start_day
> > is after end_day? These rows could certainly skew results.
Yes, the application does not allow this.
SELECT res_id FROM product_res WHERE res_start_day > res_end_day;
> > I would suggest that you identify a few rows that meet each of these
> > conditions. Change the where clause to select rows in one group at a
> > time. You might consider using a unique row identifier in where clause
> > during these tests to make sure you are processing the rows you think
> > you are. When all test cases work properly; then run your generalized
> > query again.
> Change 10,c,e to 8,10,c,e - Group 8 also does not meet your initial
> WHERE clause. My suggestion for WHERE clause also does not work. This
> might work better (although it still could be wrong):
> WHERE group_id = 1 AND (res_start_day BETWEEN '2007-01-01' AND
> '2008-12-31' OR res_end_day BETWEEN '2007-01-01' AND '2008-12-31')
> In case I still have it wrong, try each test group separately and you'll
> soon find out if the WHERE clause is correct or not.
I think I need more ORs in the WHERE clause to find all res_ids I want to
count according to the 10 rules. Ie. if one or more days of a reservation is
'inside' the given period.
Burglars usually come in through your windows.
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