I have a PostgreSQL database running on a server which has its time zone set to India's Time Zone (i.e. UTC +5:30)

I have some data in a table which is created like this:

  "CD_Tm_Obs" timestamp without time zone,
  "CD_Avg_Cloud" double precision

I want to query the data and get the values for a specific time. My Input will be an Unix Timestamp (i.e. Seconds from 1-Jan 1970)

The only way of converting the unix time to Timestamp I have found is this: select to_timestamp(TRUNC(CAST(1395036000 AS bigint))). But this create a timestamp with timezone. My data is in timestamp without time zone, so I don't get any results.

How to convert a unix time to PostgreSQL's Timstamp without timezome?

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Here are a couple of approaches:

I've simplified your query, as you shouldn't need the TRUNC(), nor the CAST().

SELECT to_timestamp(1395036000) AT TIME ZONE 'UTC';

SELECT timestamp '1970-01-01 00:00:00' + interval '1395036000 second';

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  • Second snippet works also on RedShift. Apr 28, 2016 at 9:16

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