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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    How to see current time in America now?

    Hi All,
    I am in India and working with local timestamp.
    Now I want to the what time is there in America by a select query without doing any mathematical calculation.

    Thanks in advance.

    Prashant T.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    How about...

    select TO_CHAR(new_time(sysdate,'GMT','PST'), 'DD-MON-YYYY HH:MI:SS') FROM DUAL;
    ... don't forget to replace GMT with your time zone.
    Pablo (Paul) Berzukov

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008

    how to find timezone?

    thanks for the reply.

    but tell me how to find the timezone.


    Prashant T.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Do not use new_time, you will have a probem when there there will be timezone change from EST to EDT and back. Rather use systimestamp and get a gmt time , using offset from gmt which is not changing u can get a time in any timezone.

    This is gmt time:

    SELECT TO_CHAR(SYS_EXTRACT_UTC(systimestamp),'DD-Mon-YYYY HH24:MI:SS') into pGmtDate FROM DUAL
    One, who thinks that the other one who thinks that know and does not know, does not know either!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    thanks for reply. It works.

    if we know timezone abbreciation then we can find out the time anywhere.
    Please can you give me the query by which I can get abbreviations also.

    Thanks again.

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