# DATETIME2FROMPARTS (Transact-SQL)

**THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:**SQL Server (starting with 2012)Azure SQL DatabaseAzure SQL Data Warehouse Parallel Data Warehouse

Returns a **datetime2** value for the specified date and time and with the specified precision.

Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

## Syntax

```
DATETIME2FROMPARTS ( year, month, day, hour, minute, seconds, fractions, precision )
```

## Arguments

*year*

Integer expression specifying a year.

*month*

Integer expression specifying a month.

*day*

Integer expression specifying a day.

*hour*

Integer expression specifying hours.

*minute*
Integer expression specifying minutes.

*seconds*

Integer expression specifying seconds.

*fractions*

Integer expression specifying fractions.

*precision*

Integer literal specifying the precision of the **datetime2** value to be returned.

## Return types

**datetime2(** *precision* **)**

## Remarks

**DATETIME2FROMPARTS** returns a fully initialized **datetime2** value. If the arguments are not valid, an error is raised. If required arguments are null, then null is returned. However, if the *precision* argument is null, then an error is raised.

The *fractions* argument depends on the *precision* argument. For example, if *precision* is 7, then each fraction represents 100 nanoseconds; if *precision* is 3, then each fraction represents a millisecond. If the value of *precision* is zero, then the value of *fractions* must also be zero; otherwise, an error is raised.

This function is capable of being remoted to SQL Server 2017 servers and above. It will not be remoted to servers that have a version below SQL Server 2017.

## Examples

### A. Simple example without fractions of a second

```
SELECT DATETIME2FROMPARTS ( 2010, 12, 31, 23, 59, 59, 0, 0 ) AS Result;
```

Here is the result set.

```
Result
---------------------------
2010-12-31 23:59:59.0000000
(1 row(s) affected)
```

### B. Example with fractions of a second

The following example demonstrates the use of the *fractions* and *precision* parameters:

When

*fractions*has a value of 5 and*precision*has a value of 1, then the value of*fractions*represents 5/10 of a second.When

*fractions*has a value of 50 and*precision*has a value of 2, then the value of*fractions*represents 50/100 of a second.When

*fractions*has a value of 500 and*precision*has a value of 3, then the value of*fractions*represents 500/1000 of a second.

```
SELECT DATETIME2FROMPARTS ( 2011, 8, 15, 14, 23, 44, 5, 1 );
SELECT DATETIME2FROMPARTS ( 2011, 8, 15, 14, 23, 44, 50, 2 );
SELECT DATETIME2FROMPARTS ( 2011, 8, 15, 14, 23, 44, 500, 3 );
GO
```

Here is the result set.

```
----------------------
2011-08-15 14:23:44.5
(1 row(s) affected)
----------------------
2011-08-15 14:23:44.50
(1 row(s) affected)
----------------------
2011-08-15 14:23:44.500
(1 row(s) affected)
```