@@Version - Transact SQL Configuration Functions

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server yesAzure SQL Database yesAzure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) yesParallel Data Warehouse

Returns system and build information for the current installation of SQL Server.

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The @@VERSION results are presented as one nvarchar string. You can use the SERVERPROPERTY (Transact-SQL) function to retrieve the individual property values.

For SQL Server, the following information is returned.

  • SQL Server version

  • Processor architecture

  • SQL Server build date

  • Copyright statement

  • SQL Server edition

  • Operating system version

For Azure SQL Database, the following information is returned.

  • Edition- "Microsoft SQL Azure"

  • Product level- "(RTM)"

  • Product version

  • Build date

  • Copyright statement


We are aware of an issue where the product version reported by @@VERSION is incorrect for Azure SQL Database. The version of the SQL Server database engine run by Azure SQL Database is always ahead of the on-premises version of SQL Server, and includes the latest security fixes. This means that the patch level is always on par with or ahead of the on-premises version of SQL Server, and that the latest features available in SQL Server are available in Azure SQL Database.

To programmatically determine the engine edition, use SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('EngineEdition'). This query will return '5' for single databases/elastic pools and '8' for managed instances in Azure SQL Database.

We will update the documentation once this issue is resolved.


A: Return the current version of SQL Server

The following example shows returning the version information for the current installation.

SELECT @@VERSION AS 'SQL Server Version';  

Examples: Azure Synapse Analytics (SQL DW) and Parallel Data Warehouse

B. Return the current version of SQL Data Warehouse

SELECT @@VERSION AS 'SQL Server PDW Version';  

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