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WAITFOR TIME in SQL Server


If you want to pause the execution of the code block until a specific time is reached , you can try using the WAITFOR TIME statement in SQL Server.

For example , you want the subsequent statement to execute at 10.10 am , here’s how the WAITFOR TIME can be used.

use AdventureWorks2014
GO
WAITFOR TIME ’10:10:00′;
select * from HumanResources.Department
go

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.