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YEAR (Transact-SQL)

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

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YEAR ( date )

date

An expression of type datetime or smalldatetime.

This function is equivalent to DATEPART(yy, date).

The following example returns the number of the year from the date 03/12/1998.

SELECT "Year Number" = YEAR('03/12/1998')
GO

Here is the result set.

Year Number 
------------ 
1998            

The following example specifies the date as a number. The Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Engine interprets MONTH(0) as 1 (January), DAY(0) as 1, and YEAR(0) as 1900.

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

Here is the result set.

----- ------ ------
1     1      1900

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