Solved

DateTime regardless of time zone in SQL Server 2005

Posted on 2007-03-28
3
2,328 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Say I was born on June 1st, 2000. If anybody asked me, in any part of the world, when I was born I would say June 1st, 2000. I wouldn't say something like "Well, Im in Fiji now and I was born in Canada, so adjusted for time zone differecne I was born on June 2, 2000" or something like that.

Is there any way in SQL Sever 2005 to specify DateTime that is the same for all time zones? If not, in C#, is there any easy way to play around with DateTime object to achieve the functionality?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:krupini
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Aneesh Retnakaran
ID: 18811465
you will get the GMT time using  GetUTCDate()
0
 

Author Comment

by:krupini
ID: 18811669
Say I have a SimpleTable:

Name      BirthDate
Alex        2000-01-01
Tom        2000-01-02

In my C# code, when I call "SELECT * FROM SimpleTable" and populate the dataset, and then access the dates, the dates will be adjusted for time zone. So where exactly should I call GetUTCDate() ?
0
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
Aneesh Retnakaran earned 500 total points
ID: 18811850
when u store the Birthday, store the GMT Datetime in the filed. and while retriving, you can compare the value with GetUTCDate() to give you the exact difference
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I am showing a way to read/import the excel data in table using SQL server 2005... Suppose there is an Excel file "Book1" at location "C:\temp" with column "First Name" and "Last Name". Now to import this Excel data into the table, we will use…
So every once in a while at work I am asked to export data from one table and insert it into another on a different server.  I hate doing this.  There's so many different tables and data types.  Some column data needs quoted and some doesn't.  What …
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question