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SQL Server: Get Hour and Minute or Time from a Date in SQL Server

Many developers ask how one can get the time or specific Hour and Minute from the DateTime field in SQL Server.

Well answer is quite simple

-- Pass the current date and get Hour and Minute.
SELECT CONVERT(NVARCHAR(5), GETDATE(), 114) AS "Hour:Minute"
GO

We can also use SQL TIME type if we need to get all three components(i.e. Hour, Minute and Second) of a date.

-- Use TIME Type to get Hour Minute and Second
SELECT CONVERT(TIME,GETDATE()) AS "Hour:Minute:Second"
GO

In SQL Server 2012 there is new Format Function, with the help of this we can also fetch out Hour and Minute from a DateTime field.

-- Use FORMAT Function to get Hour and Minute.
SELECT FORMAT(GETDATE() , 'hh:mm') AS "Hour:Minute"
GO

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