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THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Returns the value of the current timestamp data type for the current database. This timestamp is guaranteed to be unique in the database.

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Syntax


@@DBTS  

Return Types

varbinary

Remarks

@@DBTS returns the last-used timestamp value of the current database. A new timestamp value is generated when a row with a timestamp column is inserted or updated.

The @@DBTS function is not affected by changes in the transaction isolation levels.

Examples

The following example returns the current timestamp from the AdventureWorks2012 database.

USE AdventureWorks2012;  
GO  
SELECT @@DBTS;  

See Also

Configuration Functions (Transact-SQL)
Cursor Concurrency (ODBC)
Data Types (Transact-SQL)
MIN_ACTIVE_ROWVERSION (Transact-SQL)