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Mark Hughes
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Joined: Jul 14, 2006
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Hi all,

Is it possible to get a time stamp in SQL in the format of a long datatype similar to the java Method System.currentTimeMillis() .

I know sql has functions similar to SELECT NOW(); which return something like "2009-06-05 16:10:09" , but i would like to hava a method to return it as a long number. As i have saved alot of my time instances in the database as long numbers and now i have the need to do a select based on the current time and instance of a saved long number. I dont think a SELECT statement would work if i tried something like SELECT .... WHERE (SELECT NOW()) < column.TimeMillisAsLong.

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Mark Hughes
Paul Sturrock
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Mark Hughes
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Thanks Paul i did not think of that, very good. Ill give it a go.

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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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