YEAR (Transact-SQL)

Returns an integer that represents the year part of a specified date.

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Syntax

YEAR ( date )

Arguments

  • date
    An expression of type datetime or smalldatetime.

Return Types

int

Remarks

This function is equivalent to DATEPART(yy,date).

Examples

The following example returns the number of the year from the date 03/12/1998.

SELECT "Year Number" = YEAR('03/12/1998')
GO

Here is the result set.

Year Number 
------------ 
1998            

The following example specifies the date as a number. The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Engine interprets MONTH(0) as 1``(January), DAY(0) as1, and YEAR(0) as 1900.

SELECT MONTH(0), DAY(0), YEAR(0)

Here is the result set.

----- ------ ------
1     1      1900

See Also

Reference

Date and Time Functions (Transact-SQL)

Help and Information

Getting SQL Server 2005 Assistance