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Posted - 03/06/2008 :  09:08:46  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage  Reply with Quote

SQL Server 2008 introduces a TIME data type which allows us to store the time without the date.

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Posted - 04/10/2008 :  16:54:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think that this field is useful, but why not add a "Date" type without the time as well? Or do they have such a thing?
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Posted - 04/10/2008 :  16:55:36  Show Profile  Visit SwePeso's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes they have. And six more types of date datatypes.

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Posted - 08/06/2008 :  06:38:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
what kind of benefits is there to using this date type over the other one?

You said index seek, what does a regular datetime column do when indexed and used in a where clause?
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