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Re: US Date Style

From: Jason Earl <jdearl(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: US Date Style
Date: 2000-04-20 16:42:59
Message-ID: 20000420164259.20124.qmail@web107.yahoomail.com (view raw or flat)
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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?

Thanks again,
Jason

--- 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
> apologies
> 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
> of
> 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
> PGDATESTYLE
> correctly.  For
> historical reasons I would like to continue using
> the
> US datestyle
> (eg. Sat Jan 01 07:09:19 2000 MDT).
> 
> I have tried setting the variable in
> /etc/postgresql/postmaster.init
> and no joy.  I have also tried to set the value of
> PGDATESTYLE
> 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;
>         ?column?        
> ------------------------
>  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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