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How do I display time in Coldfusion 8 from Oracle 10g

Posted on 2009-04-28
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Last Modified: 2013-12-24
We have an Oracle 10g database that has a table that stores a date. The date feild is populated from a web app that is run on ColdFusion 6 MX and then retreived and displayed on another web page that is run on ColdFusion 8. For some reason the time displayed is defaulting to 12:00 AM. The date displays correctly but not the time. The applications running on ColdFusion 6 MX do not have this problem and the time will display correctly i.e. 11:55 PM. Any ideas on how to make this work without changing the database and front end application? Here is the display code I am using. I have tried a bunch of formats but still only get 12:00 AM for the time.
<cfquery name="rsDateLastMod" datasource="plowout">
SELECT	datDate
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<body bgcolor="#000066" background="images/blue_back.gif">
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
		<td><font color="white" face="arial" size="2"><b>The Map is current as of <cfoutput>#DateFormat(rsDateLastMod.datdate, "m/d/yy")#</cfoutput> 

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Question by:apwbe
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there are some issues with 10g & jdbc (but I don't think that's the issue)


probably just need to specify the mask explcitly


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or if you want the whole date/time string

#dateformat(rsDateLastMod.datdate,"dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss")#
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You should also verify that the full date and time are actually in the database.   You can do this by querying the data in SQL*Plus.  Sometimes the problem is getting the full date/time into the database... instead of getting it out.
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Attached is a screen shot of the data field and value. I would be real happy if I could just display the information like this.
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Ok, good.  That eliminates the question of being in the database.

Did you try Sid's suggested format?    #timeformat(rsDateLastMod.datdate,"h:mm")#


Author Comment

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Yes, I tried Sid's format and got basicall the same results ..12:00..I am at a real loss on this one.
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gdemaria earned 1000 total points
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Seems Oracle is not using the conventional ODBC date that Coldfusion expects.


The work-around is to specify the date in a TO_CHAR() function in the SELECT statement to convert it to the string when fetching...


select to_char(sDateLastMod.datdate, 'HH:MI')  as theTime


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ID: 31575668
I got it to work. The final code:

SELECT to_char(datdate, 'Day DD Month YYYY HH24:MI:SS') as theTime


      The Map is current as of  #rsDateLastMod.theTime#

This displays:
"The Map is current as of Tuesday 28 April 2009 13:48:01"
Thanks for the help and good luck.


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