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Re: Can I get Postgresql ODBC to accept ODBC Timestamp escape sequences?

From: Jeff Eckermann <jeff_eckermann(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: "Hamlen, Peter" <peter(dot)hamlen(at)teachforamerica(dot)org>,pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Can I get Postgresql ODBC to accept ODBC Timestamp escape sequences?
Date: 2004-08-31 15:10:42
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--- "Hamlen, Peter" <peter(dot)hamlen(at)teachforamerica(dot)org>

> summary:  Can I get the ODBC driver to accept
> timestamps formatted like {ts 'yyyy-mm-dd hh:mi:ss'}
> ?
> Basically I have a windows application that uses
> standard ODBC timestamp escape sequences.  An ODBC
> timestamp escape sequence looks like this:   {ts
> 'yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm:ss'}
> A good url to explain this is here:
> (Yes, it's a Microsoft website but it's talking
> about ODBC... :)
> The 7.03.02 driver just passes the timestamp string
> directly to postgres (running 7.3.4 on Linux) -
> which unsurprisingly doesn't recognize it.  It

What makes you think so?
jeck=# select '2004-08-31 10:09:00'::timestamp;
 2004-08-31 10:09:00-05
(1 row)

> doesn't seem to be an option to change the windows
> application (it's a 3rd-party tool called Scribe)
> -so I'm hoping that there's a way to change the
> Postgres ODBC driver so it recognizes the format.
> Anyone have any suggestions?  Has anyone experienced
> this problem before?  As cliched as it is, this is a
> really important problem that I have to solve - and
> I'd appreciate any suggestions that might make this
> work.   I've searched the archives and google but
> haven't come up with anything yet.
> Peter Hamlen

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