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DAYNAME function [Date and time]

Returns the name of the day of the week from a date.

DAYNAME( date-expression )
  • date-expression   The date.


The English names are returned as: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Standards and compatibility
  • SQL/2003   Vendor extension.


The following statement returns the value Saturday.

SELECT DAYNAME ( '1987/05/02' );