Understanding Date and Time Functions and Operations in SQL Server
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by Abhishek Kumar Singh
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New date/time features in SQL Server 2008

·         In SQL Server 2008 valid date range has be increased. It can from 0001-01-01 to 9999-01-01.

·         SYSDATETIMEOFFSET function has been added to get the time zone offset with the date-time.

·         In SQL Server 2008 the number of precision for second has been increased up to 7 which is only 3 in the SQL Server 2005 version.

·         SWITCHOFFSET is used to set a new time zone.

·         Also, SQL Server 2008 has added 4 new data types:

* DATE – a date only type
* TIME – a time only type
* DATETIMEOFFSET – a time zone aware datetime type
* DATETIME2 – a datetime type w/ larger fractional seconds and year range than the existing DATETIME type

So maybe in a few years, we will not need to worry so much about separating out dates and times.

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