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DATENAME function [Date and time]

Returns the name of the specified part (such as the month June) of a datetime value, as a character string.


DATENAME( date-part, date-expression )


date-part    The date part to be named. For a complete listing of allowed date parts, see Date parts.

date-expression    The date for which the date part name is to be returned. The date must contain the requested date-part.


The DATENAME function returns a string, even if the result is numeric, such as 23 for the day.

Standards and compatibility

The following statement returns the value May.

SELECT DATENAME( month, '1987/05/02' );