Find all date and time columns in Azure SQL database

Bart Gawrych - Dataedo Team Bart Gawrych 2019-02-08

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    Date and time in Azure SQL are represented by following data types: date, time, datetime, datetime2, smalldatetime, datetimeoffset, . The query below lists all columns with date/time data types.


    select schema_name(t.schema_id) + '.' + as [table],
  as column_name,
           type_name(user_type_id) as data_type,
           scale as second_scale
    from sys.columns c
    join sys.tables t
         on t.object_id = c.object_id
    where type_name(user_type_id) in ('date', 'datetimeoffset', 
          'datetime2', 'smalldatetime', 'datetime', 'time')
    order by [table],


    • database_name - name of the schema
    • table_name - name of the table
    • column_id - column position in table
    • column_name - name of the column
    • data_type - type of data
    • second_scale - number of digits for the fractional part of the seconds


    • One row represents one column with a date/time data type
    • Scope of rows: all columns containing date/time data types in the database
    • Ordered by schema name, table name and column position in table

    Sample results

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