YEAR (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008) yesAzure SQL Database yesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

Returns an integer that represents the year of the specified date.

For an overview of all Transact-SQL date and time data types and functions, see Date and Time Data Types and Functions (Transact-SQL).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

Syntax

YEAR ( date )  

Arguments

date
Is an expression that can be resolved to a time, date, smalldatetime, datetime, datetime2, or datetimeoffset value. The date argument can be an expression, column expression, user-defined variable or string literal.

Return Types

int

Return Value

YEAR returns the same value as DATEPART (year, date).

If date only contains a time part, the return value is 1900, the base year.

Examples

The following statement returns 2010. This is the number of the year.

SELECT YEAR('2010-04-30T01:01:01.1234567-07:00');  

The following statement returns 1900, 1, 1. The argument for date is the number 0. SQL Server interprets 0 as January 1, 1900.

SELECT YEAR(0), MONTH(0), DAY(0);  

Examples: Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse

The following statement returns 1900, 1, 1. The argument for date is the number 0. SQL Server interprets 0 as January 1, 1900.

SELECT TOP 1 YEAR(0), MONTH(0), DAY(0);  

See Also

CAST and CONVERT (Transact-SQL)