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@@VERSION (Transact-SQL)

Returns system and build information for the current installation of SQL Server.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

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The @@VERSION results are presented as one nvarchar string. You can use the SERVERPROPERTY (Transact-SQL) function to retrieve the individual property values.

For SQL Server, the following information is returned.

  • SQL Server version

  • Processor architecture

  • SQL Server build date

  • Copyright statement

  • SQL Server edition

  • Operating system version

For Azure SQL Database, the following information is returned.

  • Edition- "Windows Azure SQL Database"

  • Product level- "(CTP)" or "(RTM)"

  • Product version

  • Build date

  • Copyright statement

The following example shows returning the version information for the current installation.

SELECT @@VERSION AS 'SQL Server Version';

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