With a little bit of grepping through the docs I have
found something that will mostly work for me. I
simply need to have each client issue a:
SET DATESTYLE TO 'Postgres';
This works just fine, but (of course) I would rather
have this set up as the 'default.' Does anyone know
how to do this?
--- Jason Earl <jdearl(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
> Note: I sent this to the pgsql-general list from
> another account
> yesterday, but it hasn't been answered. My
> if you see it
> twice. On the other hand, I have taken some time to
> proofread a bit,
> so perhaps the punctuation won't be quite as bad.
> I recently upgraded the PostgreSQL database on one
> my Debian Linux
> boxes to postgresql-7.0-0.beta3-1 in preparation for
> the grand
> switchover to version 7.0. So far I am quite
> impressed, but I have
> had a little bit of a problem setting the
> correctly. For
> historical reasons I would like to continue using
> US datestyle
> (eg. Sat Jan 01 07:09:19 2000 MDT).
> I have tried setting the variable in
> and no joy. I have also tried to set the value of
> manually in psql using:
> processdata=>\set PGDATESTYLE US
> When I do this I am able to then check the variables
> that are set and
> I get:
> processdata=> \set
> VERSION = 'PostgreSQL 7.0.0 on i686-pc-linux-gnu,
> compiled by gcc 2.95.2'
> DBNAME = 'processdata'
> USER = 'earlj'
> HOST = 'nampadata'
> PORT = '5432'
> ENCODING = 'SQL_ASCII'
> PROMPT1 = '%/%R%# '
> PROMPT2 = '%/%R%# '
> PROMPT3 = '>> '
> HISTSIZE = '500'
> PGDATESTYLE = 'US'
> Unfortunately, when I test it out:
> processdata=> select 'now'::datetime;
> 2000-04-19 14:09:06-06
> (1 row)
> I still get the ISO format. So what do I need to do
> to get my US
> datestyle back?
> Sorry to bother,
> Jason Earl
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