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From "emmanuel chemla (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-5065) timestampdiff doesn't differentiate between 28 march 2010 and 29 march 2010
Date Sat, 02 Apr 2011 20:44:06 GMT

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emmanuel chemla commented on DERBY-5065:
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Ok, at least, I believe that this behaviour should be documented, so that a
person using it like "datedif" to get amount of days, would be aware that he
could sometimes end up with "missing days" and hence, for such a use (i.e.
computation of simple days) a workaround is absolutely needed.





> timestampdiff doesn't differentiate between 28 march 2010 and 29 march 2010
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-5065
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-5065
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.7.1.1
>         Environment: windows 7, the bug has been testified using ij tool and usign squirrel
sql. My locales are "France"
>            Reporter: emmanuel chemla
>
> I needed to accomplish a simple task with Derby : computing an interval of days (like
datedif in excel). 
> I used the TIMESTAMPDIFF function, it seemed to work well, until I noticed a strange
behaviour : sometimes the computation is OK, sometimes not. 
> After having searched the trouble, I've found that from TIMESTAMPDIFF's point of view,
the 28 march 2010 is not a different day than the 29 march 2010. 
> You can easily check it with this script in ij tool : 
> -- creating testing environment 
> CONNECT 'jdbc:derby:MyDbTestxyz;create=true';
> CREATE TABLE dummy (beginning DATE, ending DATE); 
> INSERT INTO dummy (beginning, ending) VALUES ('2010-04-01', '2010-04-01'); 
> INSERT INTO dummy (beginning, ending) VALUES ('2010-03-31', '2010-04-01'); 
> INSERT INTO dummy (beginning, ending) VALUES ('2010-03-30', '2010-04-01'); 
> INSERT INTO dummy (beginning, ending) VALUES ('2010-03-29', '2010-04-01'); 
> INSERT INTO dummy (beginning, ending) VALUES ('2010-03-28', '2010-04-01'); 
> INSERT INTO dummy (beginning, ending) VALUES ('2010-03-27', '2010-04-01'); 
> INSERT INTO dummy (beginning, ending) VALUES ('2010-03-26', '2010-04-01'); 
> -- 
> -- checking the odd behaviour 
> SELECT beginning, ending, {fn timestampdiff(SQL_TSI_DAY, beginning, ending )} AS "interval
in days" FROM dummy; 
> -- 
> --  cleaning 
> DROP TABLE dummy 
> You'll get this result : 
> beginning	ending	interval in days 
> 2010-04-01;	2010-04-01;	0 
> 2010-03-31	;	2010-04-01;	1 
> 2010-03-30	;	2010-04-01;	2 
> 2010-03-29	;	2010-04-01;	3   
> 2010-03-28	;	2010-04-01;	3  ??????
> 2010-03-27	;	2010-04-01;	4  !
> 2010-03-26	;	2010-04-01;	5  !

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