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SQL Server DATENAME() Function

❮ SQL Server Functions

Example

Return a specified part of a date:

SELECT DATENAME(year, '2017/08/25') AS DatePartString;
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Definition and Usage

The DATENAME() function returns a specified part of a date.

This function returns the result as a string value.

Syntax

DATENAME(interval, date)

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
interval Required. The part to return. Can be one of the following values:
  • year, yyyy, yy = Year
  • quarter, qq, q = Quarter
  • month, mm, m = month
  • dayofyear = Day of the year
  • day, dy, y = Day
  • week, ww, wk = Week
  • weekday, dw, w = Weekday
  • hour, hh = hour
  • minute, mi, n = Minute
  • second, ss, s = Second
  • millisecond, ms = Millisecond
date Required. The date to use

Technical Details

Works in: SQL Server (starting with 2008), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Parallel Data Warehouse

More Examples

Example

Return a specified part of a date:

SELECT DATENAME(yy, '2017/08/25') AS DatePartString;
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Example

Return a specified part of a date:

SELECT DATENAME(month, '2017/08/25') AS DatePartString;
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Example

Return a specified part of a date:

SELECT DATENAME(hour, '2017/08/25 08:36') AS DatePartString;
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Example

Return a specified part of a date:

SELECT DATENAME(minute, '2017/08/25 08:36') AS DatePartString;
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❮ SQL Server Functions