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This sample works only with SQL Server 2008. It will not work with any version of SQL Server earlier than SQL Server 2008.
This sample shows how to initialize the date/time data structures that were added in SQL Server 2008. It then prepares the input values, binds parameters, and executes the query.
SQL Server samples and sample databases must be downloaded and installed before you can view or work with them. For more information, see Considerations for Installing SQL Server Samples and Sample Databases.


For more information about date/time enhancements in SQL Server 2008, see Date/Time Improvements.


This sample uses Visual C++.


Before running this sample, make sure the following software is installed:
  • SQL Server or SQL Server Express, including Database Engine. You can download SQL Server Express from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • The SQL Server Database Engine samples that are available at the Microsoft SQL Server Developer Center.
  • .NET Framework SDK 2.0 (or later) or Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (or later). You can obtain .NET Framework SDK free of charge. For more information, see Installing the .NET Framework Documentation.
  • You also need an ODBC data source called DateTime. This data source must be based on the ODBC driver for SQL Server Native Client. The default database for DateTime should be tempdb. To build and run this sample as a 32-bit application on a 64-bit operating system, you must create the ODBC data source with the ODBC Administrator in %windir%\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.

Building the Sample

  • This sample connects to your computer's default SQL Server instance. To connect to a named instance, change the definition of the ODBC data source to specify the instance, using the following format: server\namedinstance_. By default, SQL Server Express installs to a named instance.
  • The sample requires you to execute the following Transact-SQL, which you can find in the scripts directory of the sample: * use tempdb

    IF EXISTS (SELECT name FROM sysobjects WHERE name = 'DateTimeTypes')
    DROP TABLE DateTimeTypes

    CREATE TABLE DateTimeTypes (datecol date, time2col time(7), datetime2col datetime2(7), datetimeoffsetcol datetimeoffset(7))
    GO * In SQL Server Management Studio, load and execute the Scripts\setup.sql script. Alternatively, you can execute the following command in a Command Prompt window: * sqlcmd -E -I -i Scripts\setup.sql *
    • If you are using Visual Studio, load the DateTime_ODBC.sln file and build it.
    • If you are using MSBuild.exe, invoke MSBuild.exe in a Command Prompt, passing it the DateTime_ODBC.sln file: * MSBuild DateTime_ODBC.sln *

    Running the Sample

    • From Visual Studio, invoke Start Without Debugging (CTRL+F5).
    • If you built with MSBuild.exe, invoke DateTime_ODBC.exe.

    See Also

    Data Access Samples
    Help and Information
    • Getting SQL Server 2008 Assistance* © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Last edited Nov 6, 2008 at 11:02 PM by bonniefe, version 4


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