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From Lance Andersen - Oracle <Lance.Ander...@oracle.com>
Subject Re: Date manipulation in Derby
Date Wed, 04 May 2011 19:12:20 GMT
Few databases support intervals.

We have discussed adding interval support to JDBC and it will probably happen via JSR 310.

On May 4, 2011, at 3:01 PM, Knut Anders Hatlen wrote:

> dag.wanvik@oracle.com (Dag H. Wanvik) writes:
>> Rick Hillegas <rick.hillegas@oracle.com> writes:
>>> I don't see an existing JIRA for this issue. Feel free to log one.
>> Rick, do you know if there is a standard way of doing this (beyond the
>> JDBC escape function)? I didn't find anything in the standard. It could
>> be that this is one of those things that are not standardized and the
>> presence of the JDBC escape is there to cover for vendors differing
>> implementations of this. If so, we would be hestitant to add this unless
>> most major vendors agreed on this syntax.
> Hi Dag,
> SQL:2003, part 2, has a section 4.6.4 Operations involving datetimes and
> intervals. If my understanding is correct, databases that support
> intervals would allow you to write things like:
>  VALUES TIMESTAMP('2010-12-31 23:59:59') + INTERVAL '1' DAY
> -- 
> Knut Anders

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