# TIMEFROMPARTS (Transact-SQL)

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

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

Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

## Syntax

```
TIMEFROMPARTS ( hour, minute, seconds, fractions, precision )
```

## Arguments

*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 **time** value to be returned.

## Return Types

**time(** *precision* **)**

## Remarks

TIMEROMPARTS returns a fully initialized time value. If the arguments are invalid, then an error is raised. If any of the parameters are null, 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 can be remoted to SQL Server 2012 servers and higher. It cannot be remoted to servers that have a version lower than SQL Server 2012.

## Examples

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

```
SELECT TIMEFROMPARTS ( 23, 59, 59, 0, 0 ) AS Result;
```

Here is the result set.

```
Result
--------------------
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 TIMEFROMPARTS ( 14, 23, 44, 5, 1 );
SELECT TIMEFROMPARTS ( 14, 23, 44, 50, 2 );
SELECT TIMEFROMPARTS ( 14, 23, 44, 500, 3 );
GO
```

Here is the result set.

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