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Re: InstantDB: Handling Date types


Terry

I haven't been following all of this discussion too closely, but 
InstantDB is a bit limited in how it handles dates, times etc. 

Currently, there is a connection wide default date/time format that 
gets applied to all date/time columns in a table when it gets created. 
You can change the value of this with a command like:

SET DATE FORMAT "yyyy-mm-dd hh:nn:ss.lll"

The new format then applies to all date/time tables created after the 
above command. Full details at:

http://instantdb.enhydra.org/software/documentation/types.html#Date-Type

A future version of IDB will introduce separate date and time formats 
and also allow customisation on a per column basis - but that doesn't 
really help you now.

Regards

Pete

--

Peter Hearty              peter.hearty@lutris.com
Lutris Technologies (UK)  http://www.lutris.com/



----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Steichen" <terry@net-frame.com>
Date: Friday, December 1, 2000 3:07 pm
Subject: Re: InstantDB: Handling Date types

> Bill,
> 
> I made some changes, using Timestamp rather than Date as my java 
> objects,and still no luck.  It seems that whatever I save in IDB 
> does NOT save the
> hours and seconds value.  Any other thoughts?  (BTW, I'm using IDB 
> 3.13 - is
> that an issue?)
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Terry
> 
> 
> ------------<In the previous message, Bill Graham said:
> 
>                        Hi, Terry --
> 
>                      I'll speak a bit to the java side of things, 
> and let
>                      others speak about any InstantDB-specific 
> issues:
>                      java.sql.Date is a thin wrapper around 
> java.util.Date,                      and *only* uses the date 
> portion -- the time portion
> is
>                      discarded.  Similarly, java.sql.Time is a 
> thin wrapper
>                      around java.util.Date that discards the date 
> portion,                      while keeping the time portion.  If 
> you want true
>                      datetime, you need to use the 
> java.sql.Timestamp data
>                      type, which keeps both date and time portions.
> 
>                      Hope this helps,
>                      Bill Graham
> 
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