SQL SERVER – Lots of Date Functions – Find Right One to Use – Quiz – Puzzle – 27 of 31

The year 2011 was a year of learning and opportunity for me. My recent book, SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers, has received such overwhelming love and support from all of you. While writing the book, I had two simple goals: (1) Master the Basics and (2) Ignite Learning. There was a constant request from the Community to take the learning of these books to the next level. Here is an article which discusses the Author’s Perspective. Let us see a puzzle on date functions.

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SQL SERVER 2012 – DateTime Functions – DATEFROMPARTS() – DATETIMEFROMPARTS() – DATETIME2FROMPARTS()

In SQL Server 2012, there are seven new datetime functions being introduced, namely:

DATEFROMPARTS ( year, month, day)
DATETIME2FROMPARTS ( year, month, day, hour, minute, seconds, fractions, precision )
DATETIMEFROMPARTS ( year, month, day, hour, minute, seconds, milliseconds )
DATETIMEOFFSETFROMPARTS ( year, month, day, hour, minute, seconds, fractions, hour_offset, minute_offset, precision )
SMALLDATETIMEFROMPARTS ( year, month, day, hour, minute )
TIMEFROMPARTS ( hour, minute, seconds, fractions, precision )
EOMONTH ()

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