How to Add a Month to a Date in SQL

Here's how to add a month to a date in SQL: the DATEADD() function. This functiontakes three arguments: the interval you want to add, the number of intervals you want to add, and the date you want to add the interval to. To add a month to a date, you would use the following syntax:

SELECT DATEADD(month, 1, date_column) FROM table_name;

This query will add one month to the date in the date_column of the table_name table.


Let's look at a few examples of how this function can be used. Suppose you have a table called orders with the following data:


If you wanted to add one month to each of these dates, you would use the following query:

SELECT DATEADD(month, 1, order_date) FROM orders;

This query would return the result 2020-02-01, 2020-03-15, and 2020-04-31, respectively.

Additional Info

The DATEADD() function is supported by most major databases, including MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server. However, the syntax may vary slightly depending on the database you are using. For more information, check out the documentation for your particular database. 🤓

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