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New and changed functions in SQL Server 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 introduces 14 new built-in functions. These functions ease the path of migration for information workers by emulating functionality that is found in the expression languages of many desktop applications. However these functions will also be useful to experienced users of SQL Server.

The new functions are:


Conversion functions
* PARSE
* TRY_CONVERT
* TRY_PARSE

Date and time functions
* EOMONTH
* SMALLDATETIMEFROMPARTS
* DATETIMEFROMPARTS
* DATETIME2FROMPARTS
* DATETIMEOFFSETFROMPARTS
* DATEFROMPARTS
* TIMEFROMPARTS

Logical functions
* CHOOSE
* IIF

String functions
* CONCAT
* FORMAT

In addition to the 14 new functions, one existing function has been changed. The existing LOG function now has an optional second base parameter.

I will try to cover them over the next upcoming blogposts. I start right away with Date and time functions in the next two posts.

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