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Re: Problem with Dates

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Sharon Cowling <sharon(dot)cowling(at)sslnz(dot)com>
Cc: "Pgsql-Novice (E-mail)" <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Problem with Dates
Date: 2002-04-29 22:39:15
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Sharon Cowling <sharon(dot)cowling(at)sslnz(dot)com> writes:
> I'm inserting data into the database (via a JSP) and I'm getting the incorrect year sometimes.
> The date is entered by the user (it is their birthdate) then inserted into the database as dd-mm-yy this works fine for most dates.  If I enter 16-10-76 it will be stored as 16/10/1976, but if I was to enter 16/10/56 it gets stored as 16/10/2056.

> Could someone direct me to some documentation or tell me how to change the date settings?  I realise why it's setting the dates this way, I just haven't been able to find how to change it.

I believe the "wrap point" for 2-digit years is fixed at 1970 --- you
can't change it without changing the C code.  You're better off tweaking
your client-side code to convert the year to 4 digits using whatever
rule you think is appropriate.

			regards, tom lane

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