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DataType.DateTime2 Method

datetime2 is an extension of the existing datetime type. It has a large date range and large default fractional precision. It has a length of at least 19 positions.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo.dll)

public static DataType DateTime2(
	int scale


Type: Int32
An Int32 value which represents the scale (precision) of the result.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DataType
A DataType object value that specifies a DateTime2 definition in the data type.

The returned DateTime2 object constructor is initialized with the scale value that determines the precision of the DateTime2 object.

Visual Basic

Dim dt As DataType
dt = New DataType(SqlDataType.DateTime2, 10)


$dt = new-object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.DataType([Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.SqlDataType]::DateTime2, 10)
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