SqlFunctions::DateName Method (String^, Nullable<DateTime>)

.NET Framework (current version)

Returns a character string that represents the specified datepart of the specified date.

Namespace:   System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

[EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "DATENAME")]
static String^ DateName(
	String^ datePartArg,
	Nullable<DateTime> date


Type: System::String^

The part of the date to calculate the differing number of time intervals.

Type: System::Nullable<DateTime>

The date.

Return Value

Type: System::String^

The specified part of the specified date.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database. For information about the corresponding SQL Server function, see DATENAME (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
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