Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
Returns an integer that represents the year of the specified date.
For an overview of all Transact-SQL date and time data types and functions, see Date and Time Data Types and Functions (Transact-SQL).
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse Public Preview.
Is an expression that can be resolved to a time, date, smalldatetime, datetime, datetime2, or datetimeoffset value. The date argument can be an expression, column expression, user-defined variable or string literal.
YEAR returns the same value as DATEPART (year, date).
If date only contains a time part, the return value is 1900, the base year.