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@@DBTS (Transact-SQL)

 

Returns the value of the current timestamp data type for the current database. This timestamp is guaranteed to be unique in the database.

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

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@@DBTS

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@@DBTS returns the last-used timestamp value of the current database. A new timestamp value is generated when a row with a timestamp column is inserted or updated.

The @@DBTS function is not affected by changes in the transaction isolation levels.

The following example returns the current timestamp from the AdventureWorks2012 database.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
GO
SELECT @@DBTS;
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