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Date or Timestamp?

Davie Lin
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Joined: Aug 05, 2007
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I have a table column that stores Date in default format 'dd-MON-yy'
I use JDBC to retrieve this column but I need it to display hour and minute and am/pm for my struts 2 app.

I am wondering if I should change the column to Timestamp instead of Date, does Timestamp record more info down to hour and minute compare to Date type?

Thanks in advance
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Davie,
You are correct. Timestamp stores both date and time in a database. Date stores just date.


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