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From "Julian Hyde (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (ARROW-637) [Format] Add time zone metadata to Timestamp type
Date Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:19:41 GMT

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Julian Hyde commented on ARROW-637:
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I agree with [~wesmckinn]; Arrow is in good shape.

Thank you, [~grahn], for your clear explanation of Oracle's semantics.

> [Format] Add time zone metadata to Timestamp type
> -------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ARROW-637
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ARROW-637
>             Project: Apache Arrow
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Format
>            Reporter: Wes McKinney
>            Assignee: Wes McKinney
>
> As a metadata-only convenience, it would be useful to have an optional Olson time zone
name or absolute time offset (e.g. {{+07:30}}) in the {{Timestamp}} flatbuffers type: https://github.com/apache/arrow/blob/master/format/Message.fbs#L94
> Null or length-0 string would indicate that the data is time zone naive, and shall not
be considered to be localized. 
> https://github.com/apache/arrow/pull/388



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