SQL Server: YEAR Function

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


In SQL Server (Transact-SQL), the YEAR function returns a four-digit year (as a number) given a date value.


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

YEAR( date_value )

Parameters or Arguments

The date from which to extract the four-digit year.


Applies To

The YEAR 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 YEAR function examples and explore how to use the YEAR function in SQL Server (Transact-SQL).

For example:

SELECT YEAR('2014/04/28');
Result: 2014

SELECT YEAR('2013/03/31 10:05');
Result: 2013

SELECT YEAR('2015/12/01 10:05:18.621');
Result: 2015