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DATETIME function [Date and time]

Converts an expression into a timestamp.

DATETIME( expression )
  • expression   The expression to be converted. It is generally a string.


Attempts to convert numerical values return an error.

Standards and compatibility
  • SQL/2003   Vendor extension.


The following statement returns a timestamp with value 1998-09-09 12:12:12.000.

SELECT DATETIME( '1998-09-09 12:12:12.000' );