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Posted By: Sarita Patel     Category: SQL Server     Views: 1270

This article explains about TYPEPROPERTY function in sql server with examples.

TYPEPROPERTY function is used to get information about a data type.

Syntax of TYPEPROPERTY Function :

TYPEPROPERTY ( type, property )

type is a name of the data type. It is of type integer.

property is a property name. It can be of below values.



Returned Value


Precision for the data type.

The number of digits or characters.

NULL = Data type not found.


Scale for the data type.

The number of decimal places for the data type.

NULL = Data type is not numeric or not found.


Data type allows null values.

1 = True
0 = False
NULL = Data type not found.


ANSI padding setting was ON when the data type was created.

1 = True
0 = False
NULL = Data type not found, or it is not a binary or string data type.

Return type of TYPEPROPERTY function is an integer.

Examples of TYPEPROPERTY Function :

Example 1 : Use of TYPEPROPERTY function in select clause

SELECT TYPEPROPERTY( 'DateTime', 'AllowsNull' )


Above example returns 1 means DateTime datatype allows null value.


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