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DateTime regardless of time zone in SQL Server 2005

Posted on 2007-03-28
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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?

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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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you will get the GMT time using  GetUTCDate()
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by:krupini
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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() ?
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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
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