Exploring the DATE Functions in SQL


Introduction

Dealing with Dates in SQL has been quite fascinating for me. Often, I’ve come across newbies who find it quite challenging to understand the way dates work in SQL Server. Especially, when it comes to using different date functions related to formatting dates, extracting year, months from date, etc. We will look into some of the important DATE functions available in SQL Server – DATEADD, DATEDIFF, DATEPART, etc. with examples.

In this article, we will explore the following:

DATEADD function Add or Subtract time periods (year/month/day) from a given date DATEDIFF function Some simple use cases of the