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@@DBTS (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

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

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

@@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 @@DBTS function is not affected by changes in the transaction isolation levels.

The following example returns the current timestamp from the AdventureWorks2012 database.

USE AdventureWorks2012;
GO
SELECT @@DBTS;
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