### Calculate Age from Date Of Birth using SQL Server

Here’s a query to calculate the Age in Years, Months, Days, Hours and Minutes

`declare @birth_day datetimeset @birth_day ='19660527 12:34:22'select years, months, case when day(@birth_day)>day(getdate()) then day(getdate())+ datediff(day,@birth_day,dateadd(month,datediff(month,0,@birth_day)+1,0))-1 else day(getdate())-day(@birth_day) end as days, datepart(hour,convert(varchar(10),dateadd(minute,minutes,0),108)) as hours, datepart(minute,convert(varchar(10),dateadd(minute,minutes,0),108)) as minutesfrom(select years, datediff(month,dateadd(year,years,@birth_day),getdate())+ case when day(getdate())>=day(@birth_day) then 0 else -1  end as months, datediff(minute,convert(varchar(8),@birth_day,108), convert(varchar(8),getdate(),108)) as minutesfrom(select datediff(year,@birth_day,getdate()) + case when month(getdate())>=month(@birth_day) then 0 else -1 end as years) as t) as t`

In the query shown above, the inner query finds the year difference between current date and birth date. The case expression checks whether current month is greater than the month of birth date. If it is greater, a full year is completed, else the full year is not completed and one year is reduced from the result.

A similar check is done for month too. The outer parts calculate the hours and minutes.

OUTPUT

Madhivanan,an MSc computer Science graduate from Chennai-India, works as a works as a Lead Subject Matter Expert at a company that simplifies BIG data. He started his career as a developer working with Visual Basic 6.0, SQL Server 2000 and Crystal Report 8. As years went by, he started working more on writing queries in SQL Server. He now has good level of knowledge in SQLServer, Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL as well. He is also one of the leading posters at www.sqlteam.com and a moderator at www.sql-server-performance.com. His T-sql blog is at http://beyondrelational.com/blogs/madhivanan

Anonymous said...

so, if someone was born on February 28 2010 (20100228) he is 0 years, 4 month, 23 days old.

but, if he was born on March 1 2010 (20100301) he is 0 years, 4 month, 20 days old?

Suprotim Agarwal said...

Anonymous: Madhivanan has updated the post making some changes to the query. Care to try again?

Anonymous said...

yes, i think it works fine now.
this is table-valued function that calculates difference between two dates based on Madhivanan code:

CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[YMDHM] (@dateFrom DATETIME , @dateTo DATETIME)
RETURNS @result TABLE (years INT, months INT, days INT, hours INT, minutes INT)
AS
BEGIN

DECLARE @Y INT;
DECLARE @M INT;
DECLARE @D INT;
DECLARE @H INT;
DECLARE @MI INT;

SELECT @Y = years,
@M = months,
@D = (CASE
WHEN DAY(@dateFrom) > DAY(@dateTo) THEN DAY(@dateTo)+ DATEDIFF(DAY, @dateFrom, DATEADD(MONTH, DATEDIFF(MONTH ,0 , @dateFrom) + 1, 0)) - 1
ELSE DAY(@dateTo) - DAY(@dateFrom)
END),
@H = DATEPART(HOUR, CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), DATEADD(MINUTE, minutes, 0), 108)),
@MI = DATEPART(MINUTE, CONVERT(VARCHAR(10), DATEADD(MINUTE, minutes, 0), 108))
FROM
(
SELECT years,
(DATEDIFF(MONTH, DATEADD(YEAR, years, @dateFrom), @dateTo) +
CASE
WHEN DAY(@dateTo) >= DAY(@dateFrom) THEN 0
ELSE -1
END) AS months,
DATEDIFF(MINUTE, CONVERT(VARCHAR(8), @dateFrom, 108), CONVERT(VARCHAR(8), @dateTo, 108)) AS minutes
FROM
(
SELECT (DATEDIFF(YEAR, @dateFrom, @dateTo) +
CASE
WHEN MONTH(@dateTo) >= MONTH(@dateFrom) THEN 0
ELSE -1
END) AS years
) AS t
) AS t

INSERT INTO @result (years, months, days, hours, minutes) VALUES(@Y, @M, @D, @H, @MI)
RETURN

END

Anonymous said...

If you set @birth_day = tomorrow's date it will show *years* as 1 more then its suppose to. It also shows *months* as -1.

Anonymous said...

SET @dateFrom = '1982-08-31'
SET @dateTo = '2011-08-30'

does not work with those days