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SQL Last Day of Month


How do I get the last day of the month in a SQL query? Someone recently asked me this question and as with so many questions in development the answer is: it depends.

Prior to SQL Server 2012, this is what typical T-SQL to compute last day of the month would look like:

DECLARE @date DATE = '2017-12-15'; 
DECLARE @firstOfMonth DATE = DATEFROMPARTS(YEAR(@date), MONTH(@date), 1);
SELECT DATEADD(DAY,-1, DATEADD(MONTH, 1, @firstOfMonth));

With SQL Server 2012 or later, the EOMONTH() gives you a much more concise option which looks like:

DECLARE @date DATE = '2017-12-15'; SELECT EOMONTH(@date)

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