SQL | Calculations using dates exercise | Show events happening on Friday the 13th

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Calculations using dates  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SQL training
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  3. Execute this script.

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Create a query to show the day of the week and also the day number on which each event occurred:

Events with weekday

In no particular order, this is what the output of your query should look like.

You can use the DATENAME function to get the day of the week, and the DAY or the DATEPART functions to get the day number.

Use this to show:

  • That mercifully there weren't any events on Friday the 13th;
  • That there was one event on Thursday 12th (the day before); and
  • That there were two events on Saturday the 14th (the day after).

Save this query as Friday the 13th, then close it down.

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