|Date: ||Tue, 7 Sep 1999 18:03:11 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||RAITHEM <RAITHEM@WESTAT.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||RAITHEM <RAITHEM@WESTAT.COM>|
|Subject: ||(MVS) Re: Oracle Dates|
|Content-Type: ||text/plain; charset=US-ASCII|
In a recent discussion on Oracle dates, a respondent noted, in part:
>It doesn't explicitly say in the manual what day 0 is (at least that I can
>find), but based on some of the examples about formatting dates, it looks
>like December 31, 4713 B.C. is day 0
Now, that _IS_ intriguing! Why in the world would Oracle set its day zero,
December 31, 4713 B.C. to Fred Flintstone's birthday? :-)
I hope that this question proves helpful now, and in the future!
Of course, all of these opinions and insights are my own, and do not reflect
those of my organization or my associates.
Michael A. Raithel
"The man who wrote the book on performance."
Author: Tuning SAS Applications in the MVS Environment
I hate quotations. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson