I'm trying to convert timestamp values returned by an SQL query into an
unix time_t. I'm using the libpq library.
For executing the query I use "PQexecParams" with the parameter
"resultFormat" set to 1 in order to obtain results in binary format.
The table I'm fetching data from was created with the following
create table testtable (c timestamp);
The statement executed by "PQexecParams" is a simple "select"-statement:
select * from testtable;
I've read that postgres internally handles timestamps as double numbers,
where the timestamp is represented in seconds since 2000-01-01.
Thus, I assumed the data returned by "PQgetvalue" for the timestamp
field is encoded in this format. Then I wrote a little routine, which
takes the double number obtained from "PQgetvalue" and converts it into
an unix time_t. This works perfectly if the postgres server (version
8.1.4-1.1) runs on RHEL but if I query the data from a postgres server
(version 8.1.4-1.3) runnning on SLES the result totally wrong.
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