DATETIME2FROMPARTS (Transact-SQL)

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This function returns a datetime2 value for the specified date and time arguments. The returned value has a precision specified by the precision argument.

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Syntax

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

Arguments

year
An integer expression that specifies a year.

month
An integer expression that specifies a month.

day
An integer expression that specifies a day.

hour
An integer expression that specifies the hours.

minute
An integer expression that specifies the minutes.

seconds
An integer expression that specifies the seconds.

fractions
An integer expression that specifies a fractional seconds value.

precision
An integer expression that specifies the precision of the datetime2 value that DATETIME2FROMPARTS will return.

Return types

datetime2( precision )

Remarks

DATETIME2FROMPARTS returns a fully initialized datetime2 value. DATETIME2FROMPARTS will raise an error if at least one required argument has an invalid value. DATETIME2FROMPARTS returns null if at least one required argument has a null value. However, if the precision argument has a null value, DATETIME2FROMPARTS will raise an error.

The fractions argument depends on the precision argument. For example, for a precision value of 7, each fraction represents 100 nanoseconds; for a precision of 3, each fraction represents a millisecond. For a precision value of zero, the value of fractions must also be zero; otherwise, DATETIME2FROMPARTS will raise an error.

This function supports remoting to SQL Server 2017 servers and above. It will not support remoting to servers that have a version below SQL Server 2017.

Examples

A. An 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

This example shows the use of the fractions and precision parameters:

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

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

  3. 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)  

See also

datetime2 (Transact-SQL)