The behavior of this function can vary depending on what you supply:
0000-02-29 is not meant to imply an actual date; it is the date used by the date algorithm.
MINUTES( [ datetime-expression, ] datetime-expression )
MINUTES( datetime-expression, integer-expression )
datetime-expression A date and time.
integer-expression The number of minutes to be added to the datetime-expression. If integer-expression is negative, the appropriate number of minutes is subtracted from the datetime value. If you supply an integer expression, the datetime-expression must be explicitly cast as a DATETIME data type.
Since this function returns an integer, overflow can occur when syntax 1 is used with time stamps greater than or equal to 4083-03-23 02:08:00.
SQL/2003 Vendor extension.
The following statements return the value 240, signifying that the second timestamp is 240 seconds after the first. It is recommended that you use the second example (DATEDIFF).
SELECT MINUTES( '1999-07-13 06:07:12', '1999-07-13 10:07:12' ); SELECT DATEDIFF( minute, '1999-07-13 06:07:12', '1999-07-13 10:07:12' );
The following statement returns the value 1051040527.
SELECT MINUTES( '1998-07-13 06:07:12' );
The following statements return the timestamp 1999-05-12 21:10:07.000. It is recommended that you use the second example (DATEADD).
SELECT MINUTES( CAST( '1999-05-12 21:05:07' AS DATETIME ), 5); SELECT DATEADD( minute, 5, '1999-05-12 21:05:07' );
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