Date and time specific to sql server select getutcdate. To get the name of the day of week you can use datename function and to get the number of the day of week you can use datepart function.
Use at time zone in azure sql database or azure synapse analytics if you need to interpret date and time information in a non utc time zone.
How to get day from getdate in sql server. Similarly the try convert can also be used to convert the datetime to a date. The following shows the syntax of the getdate function. In my earlier article i have explained how to get date from datetime variable.
For an overview of all transact sql date and time data types and functions see date and time data types and functions transact sql. Getdate returns the current sql servers timestamp in datetime format. Following are the different ways of getting day part of the datetime in sql server also read how to get day or weekday name from date in sql server.
Sql server has a couple of inbuilt functions to get the day of week from the given date. Returns utc timestamp select sysdatetime. But not to worry you can use the datename or format functions for that.
The datetime value is derived from the operating system os of the server on which the instance of sql server is running. 13 04 2020 18 54 05 1 the simplest way to return date only. Sql server getdate function overview the getdate function returns the current system timestamp as a datetime value without the database time zone offset.
We can use day function to get the day part of the datetime in sql server. Returns 7 digits of precision. Day part of datetime in sql server.
Select getdate today day getdate day. Select convert date getdate in my case the result is. For more examples see datepart examples in sql server.
In my case the result is. Convert datetime to date using the try convert function. Note that the getdate function returns the current database server s datetime.
Just execute the next query. This query will return the current date time of your local machine. Sometimes we need to get the day of week in name or number.
The basic query that returns the date and time for sql server is. Azure sql database with the exception of azure sql managed instance and azure synapse analytics follow utc. The datename function.
Date and time standard ansi sql so compatible across dbs select getdate. The datepart function returns its result as an integer and therefore you won t be able to get the month name or weekday name from the date. Get the date and time right now where sql server is running.
On sql server 2008 or higher versions you can use the cast to date datatype to achieve this. You can use the same technique here.