I have read about how to insert the time zone into MYSQL as below:

I can't find time zone tables in sys database of MySQL

However, after I type show databases, there was no response except showing mysql>

Thus I'd like to clarify how do I go about inserting the timzone-pois.sql into MYSQL.

I am using mysql workbench and mysql 8.0.13 server. Windows 10. Tks.


Looking at the manual, for Windows, you need to download the timezones which is a zip file that contains a SQL file. This can be run in workbench.

  • The problem is I do not know where to port it to MYSQL server. How do I run it ? Insert * from timezone-pois ? – Karen Goh Dec 19 '18 at 1:45

First download the file for 5.7+. Extract the zip file and navigate to unzipped folder from command prompt.

D:\MySQL_FILES>unzip timezone_2018g_posix_sql.zip
Archive:  timezone_2018g_posix_sql.zip
   creating: timezone_2018g_posix_sql/
  inflating: timezone_2018g_posix_sql/timezone_posix.sql

D:\MySQL_FILES>cd timezone_2018g_posix_sql

D:\MySQL_FILES\timezone_2018g_posix_sql>mysql -u root -p
Enter password: ****
Welcome to the MySQL monitor.  Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 19
Server version: 8.0.13 MySQL Community Server - GPL

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Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

mysql> show databases;
| Database           |
| employees          |
| information_schema |
| mysql              |
| performance_schema |
| sakila             |
| sys                |
6 rows in set (0.03 sec)

mysql> use mysql;
Database changed
mysql> source timezone_posix.sql

After script completes successfully run some tests.

mysql> select sysdate();
| sysdate()           |
| 2018-12-21 17:07:28 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> SELECT CONVERT_TZ(SYSDATE(),'utc','America/Los_Angeles') utc_la;
| utc_la              |
| 2018-12-21 09:07:35 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> SELECT CONVERT_TZ(SYSDATE(),'utc','America/New_York') utc_ny;
| utc_ny                                         |
| 2018-12-21 12:07:41                            |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

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