SQL Server: MONTH Function

This SQL Server tutorial explains how to use the MONTH function in SQL Server (Transact-SQL) with syntax and examples.


In SQL Server (Transact-SQL), the MONTH function returns the month (a number from 1 to 12) given a date value.


The syntax for the MONTH function in SQL Server (Transact-SQL) is:

MONTH( date_value )

Parameters or Arguments

The date from which to extract the month.


Applies To

The MONTH function can be used in the following versions of SQL Server (Transact-SQL):

  • SQL Server 2017, SQL Server 2016, SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2012, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005


Let’s look at some SQL Server MONTH function examples and explore how to use the MONTH function in SQL Server (Transact-SQL).

For example:

SELECT MONTH('2014/04/28');
Result: 4

SELECT MONTH('2014/03/31 10:05');
Result: 3

SELECT MONTH('2014/12/01 10:05:18.621');
Result: 12