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What is the best data type for time-of-day?  Ex: "15:26:58.250"

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I'd say TIME unless you need timezone awareness.
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If you only need 2 decimal places, then smalldatetime uses 4 bytes, whereas Time uses 5.

However, you would need to insert a date as well (even a dummy date).

Both of these can be used from SQL Server 2008 onwards.
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I do need three decimal places and I don't want to insert a dummy date but this has been helpful and enlightening.

Thank you both!
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