I have been sent some information relating to database sizes (i beleive from sys.database_files). Do you know what the information in this table is stored in, is it Mb? I want to covert the size of the DB into Gb, so firstly knowing what it represents would help.
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Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for date manipulation functions and by using a select few of these functions, show how date based data can be manipulated with these functions.