@@DBTS (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions) YesAzure SQL Database YesAzure SQL Managed Instance

This function returns the value of the current timestamp data type for the current database. The current database will have a guaranteed unique timestamp value.

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Syntax

@@DBTS  

Note

To view Transact-SQL syntax for SQL Server 2014 and earlier, see Previous versions documentation.

Return types

varbinary

Remarks

@@DBTS returns the last-used timestamp value of the current database. An insert or update of a row with a timestamp column generates a new timestamp value.

Changes to the transaction isolation levels do not affect the @@DBTS function.

Examples

This 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)