One of the new data types originally shipped with SQL Server 2008 is the “DATE” data type.
The DATE data type provides only the date without requiring from the database developers to extract the date from the datetime anymore.
To this end you can just get the date with a single line of code:
SELECT CAST (SYSDATETIME() as DATE) as [current_date]; GO
SELECT CAST(GETDATE() as DATE) as [current_date]; GO
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Artemakis Artemiou is a Senior SQL Server Architect, Author, a 9 Times Microsoft Data Platform MVP (2009-2018) and a Udemy Instructor. He has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry in various roles. Artemakis is the founder of SQLNetHub and TechHowTos.com. Artemakis is the creator of the well-known software tools Snippets Generator and DBA Security Advisor. Also, he is the author of many eBooks on SQL Server. Artemakis currently serves as the President of the Cyprus .NET User Group (CDNUG) and the International .NET Association Country Leader for Cyprus (INETA). Moreover, Artemakis teaches on Udemy, you can check his courses here.