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Posted Apr 20, 2004

Last day of previous month

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

>>Script Language and Platform: SQL Server 2000
Change the date to first day of current month then subtract 1 from the date.

--Todays date = April 20, 2004
select dbo.LastDayofPreviousMonth(getdate())
--returns 2004-03-31 00:00:00.000

select dbo.LastDayofPreviousMonth('01/12/2004')
--returns 2003-12-31 00:00:00.000

select dbo.LastDayofPreviousMonth('03/04/2004')
--returns 2004-02-29 00:00:00.000

Author: MAK

create function dbo.LastDayofPreviousMonth (@date datetime)
returns datetime
--Objective: returns last day of previous month for a given date.
declare @returndate datetime
set @returndate =convert(datetime,right('00'+convert(varchar(2),
return @returndate


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