Thanks for the answer, serves me right I guess, should have made the user enter the 4 digit year, will change that now, it's no problem, the system is still in development.
From: Tom Lane [mailto:tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us]
Sent: Tuesday, 30 April 2002 10:39
To: Sharon Cowling
Cc: Pgsql-Novice (E-mail)
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] Problem with Dates
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
pgsql-novice by date
|Next:||From: Tom Lane||Date: 2002-04-30 00:06:56|
|Subject: Re: Denormalization question, history+ current |
|Previous:||From: eric soroos||Date: 2002-04-29 23:03:09|
|Subject: Denormalization question, history+ current|