SYSDATE vs trunc(SYSDATE)?
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    Does anyone know of an advantage to truncating SYSDATE versus storing/selecting the entire SYSDATE string (minus the obvious reasons of having the time available and using it in a PK)? Is there any sort of space savings (I think not) or performance gain to the trunc?
    Tim Hussar

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    No space savings nor performance gain by trimming off the time portion of the date.
    Jurij Modic
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    There is nothing called truncing a Date for Storage porposes, it is used only for queries without the time part.

    Sridhar R Patnam

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