Depends on the database platform as to exactly what function you'd use, but essentially:
WHERE now() > BeginDate
AND now < EndDate
That's all there is to it.
Some databases let you do BETWEEN clauses, so even neater
WHERE now() BETWEEN StartDate and EndDate.
Just be careful to do some testing as to what happens when today *is* the end or start date, you may want them included or excluded depending on your requirements.
Ok that makes sence. I am getting an error with WHERE now() BETWEEN begindate and end_date
it says "now" is an invalid function.
Right, so you need to find out what the correct function name is for your database platform.
I am using Filemaker but I thought Now() was a coldfusion call to the server to get the current date from the server.
You're not using the CF function, as to do so would mean wrapping up the CF now() call in a CFQueryParam and passing it around as a variable, which is inefficient. I've never used FileMaker but Googled "Filemaker get current date" and it says to use "Get(CurrentDate)" - give that a go.
That is weird. I just get another error. So should it be like this WHERE #Get(CurrentDate)# BETWEEN begindate and end_date or do I have to convert it using CREATEODBCDATETIME ?
No, you shouldn't have to convert anything.
Assuming "Get(CurrentDate)" is correct (which as I said was from a quick Google, I've never used the DB you're using) it will return a date object. Assuming your dates are stored in the database as dates as well and not strings or something silly, it should be fine.
What does the error say?
Error Occurred While Processing Request
Variable GET is undefined
Ok That is what I thought. I have tried it without the # and I get There is an error in the syntax of the query.
Okay, well you need to help me out and find out what the function name is you need, as there's little point me doing that for you. You'll need to check the documentation for the database platform.
ok I got it.
#CreateODBCDate(Now())# BETWEEN begindate and end_date
Okay that's not quite what I meant but hey, if it works it works!
Glad you got it sorted.