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I am using Oracle Thin driver on a table with a DATE column.
There are existing rows in the tables, their values are in UTC time zone, which may be different from the internal time zone of Oracle DB.
What I wanted to do is to retrieve the date as in UTC time zone (regardless of DB timezone), I am expecting sdf.format() returns the exact time as in DB since it is already UTC. However, in reality, sdf.format() applies the time zone difference for a second time.
I wonder whether getTimestamp() returns time stmap using Oracle's internal timezone?
What am I missing here? Thanks. Yan
Joined: Sep 02, 2003
If I call getTimestamp() on a Oracle DATE column, what timezone info. is in the returned Date object?
Date object contains the number of milliseconds since 1970/1/1 GMT, which is the starting point, what is the end point? Say, Date column has 1990/1/1, is the end point 1990/1/1 in Oracle's default time zone?