SDU Tools: Time Periods Between in SQL Server T-SQL

As part of our free SDU Tools for developers and DBAs, we have a function that generates dimension columns for individual time periods. To make that easy to use across a range of times in day, we've added a function called TimePeriodsBetween.

It's a table-valued function that takes three parameters:

@StartTime time is the first time to return
@EndTime is the last time to be returned
@MinutesPerPeriod is the number of minutes in each time period for the day (e.g. it's 15 for every quarter of an hour)

For each time period, it returns a key (an incrementing number for the position of the time period within the entire day), and the time.

You can use our tools as a set or as a great example of how to write functions like these.

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You can see it in action in the main image above, and in the video here:

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