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@@DBTS (Transact-SQL)

Returns the value of the current timestamp data type for the current database. This timestamp is guaranteed to be unique in the database.

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@@DBTS returns the last-used timestamp value of the current database. A new timestamp value is generated when a row with a timestamp column is inserted or updated.

The following example returns the current timestamp from the AdventureWorks database.

USE AdventureWorks;