Thursday, June 22, 2006

SQL Server Datetime Datatypes

Since I am kind of busy (Work, House, FIFA World Cup Soccer/Football) I said that I would post links to great SQL Server stuff by other people, so here is a gem that you should definitely read if you have any questions about dates in SQL Server. The name of this page is "The ultimate guide to the datetime datatypes" and it is written by SQL Server MVP Tibor Karaszi and it covers the following things.

Date and time datatypes in SQL Server
Date and time formats
Date and time formats for input
Recommendations for input
Warnings and common misconceptions
Output of datetime values
Searching for datetime values
Getting rid of the time portion
Tip: Always set the time to the same value
Other tips, from SQL Server MVP Steve Kass
Why is 1753 the earliest date for datetime?
References and reading tips

So what are you waiting for, click on the link below?

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