DATETIME2 Partition Elimination

Kendra Little shows that DATETIME2 implicit conversion can prevent partition elimination:

SQL Server is implicitly converting my date value to DATETIME2(7). That is a larger, more precise value than the data type I have in the table–FakeBirthDateStamp is DATETIME2(0).

That data type mismatch is preventing partition elimination!

This is a nasty issue to catch in production, especially after you spend a bunch of time arguing with devs that DATETIME2 is the way of the future, that it’s better because of the variable precision, etc.

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