@@DBTS (Transact-SQL)

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

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  

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)