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Both @@DBTS and Min_active_RowVersion() are used to get the current Row Version in a database. Row version, is also called timestamp formerly, is an unsigned bigint data type of a column stored and presented as a binary(8). This data type is like a identity value of a table in which every table can only have one RowVersion column and the value of the row version is managed by SQL Server rather than uses, it’s read-only. When a new record is inserted into a table with RowVersion column, a row version will be assigned to the row. When update happens to the table, the row version of updated row will be increased. The values of the row version from tables within a database is always unique.

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