Used for handling non-default style character-strings representing the date and time. This is predicated on handling date and time styles from different nations and/or languages.

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Convert a Unix timestamp to a DATETIME in a View

I have a table that stores a unix timestamp. To query this as a date, I'm attempting to convert this timestamp to a datetime type in a view. Unfortunately, I can only seem to get the DATE portion out. ...
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MySQL: Why is DATEDIFF and TIMEDIFF/60.0/60.0/24.0 results different?

I have a database with two DATETIME values, and then I generate some new values from them: tdiff = timediff(d1,d2)+0 day1 = truncate(tdiff/60.0/60.0/24.0,0) day2 = datediff(d1,d2)+0 All three of ...
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Compare a date and a timestamp with time zone with now() in the same query?

I have multiple database servers I'm querying with a query that compares an expiration column with now(). The problem is that one of the servers' expiration column is a timestamp with time zone, and ...
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OVERLAPS for Informix

Does Informix have a function equivalent to OVERLAPS, which finds out whether or not two time intervals have any time in common?
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Storing date as integer (numeric), what are the advantages

Question 1 I am working with a system where date is stored as integer (actual numeric(8,0)) and I have noticed that other systems also store date as int such as cisco in this thread. Example ...
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Best pratice to store dates group by months-year key par value

I am making one service which needs to hold data grouped and calculated by year-month combination. I know how to calculate data and put it on new table. But I am confused what kind of data type I ...
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YYYY-MM-DD has changed to YYYY-DD-MM after moving SQL Server to new domain how do I switch back?

I have moved the domain of my SQL Server and while everything is mainly working the date format for queries seems to have changed. So if I run this: select convert(datetime,'2012-02-13') I get ...
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Does SQL Server have a Date_Format function?

All I found is a list of predefined DateFormat that I can choose from, like this As I remember in MySQL (and PostgeSQL too?) you can define your Date Format: DATE_FORMAT(now(),'&m_%Y') --for ...
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Varchar to date in SQL Server 2008 [closed]

I have varchar data in database table which stores date in DD-MM-YYYY format. I want to select that varchar in MM-DD-YYYY format. I'm using select convert (varchar(30), (select CONVERT(datetime, ...
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Oracle Query by Quarter

I have a query that I want to get data from the past 5 quarters, but it doesn't work the way it should: select to_char(eventdate,'YYYY') || ' Q-' || to_char(eventdate, ' Q'), ... from ... where ...
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Best way to handle dates prior to 1000 A.D. in MySQL?

I am creating a database for records that extend prior to 1000 AD, but MySQL Date and DateTime fields only support dates starting at 1000. Is there a way that would be more convenient than either ...
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How to get the timestamp column in only milliseconds from PostgreSQL?

I have a column "created" with type timestamp without time zone default now() in a PostgreSQL database. If I select colums, it has a nice and readable format per default: SELECT created FROM ...