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Scope Resolution Operator (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

The scope resolution operator :: provides access to static members of a compound data type. A compound data type is one that contains multiple simple data types and methods.

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

The following example shows how to use the scope resolution operator to access the GetRoot() member of the hierarchyid type.

DECLARE @hid hierarchyid;
SELECT @hid = hierarchyid::GetRoot();
PRINT @hid.ToString();

Here is the result set.

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