If you want to determine what the difference is between two dates, you can use the DATEDIFF function. To use this function, indicate
what segment of the date to compare, then provide the two dates. The segment of the date to compare comes from the intervals mentioned in the
The syntax is:
SELECT DateDiff(interval, first date, second date)
So, to determine the difference in weeks between 5/2/1998 and 6/15/1998, you can use the following statement:
SELECT DateDiff(week, '5/2/1998', '6/15/1998')
The difference is 7 weeks.
Now try what is the difference in
You will quickly realize that the value returned is a rounded value, representing the nearest whole, integer value.
So, for the number of months between the two dates, the result is 1.
Microsoft SQL Server
datediff() returns the number of specified time intervals between two dates