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Subj:   Time formats
 
From:   Frank Martinez

Hola a la lista de Teradata,

Well, this is a weird one I got from one of our developers. See the following not: No, we're not doing time stamps, we're just coding the time in a CHAR(8) field (it's kind of a "maybe we'll use this someday" field, you know source widely?), but we are getting two different results with different multiload scripts that both just refer to "TIME". Very strange, it's like the default format is changing in different scripts with the EXACT same code. We solved it by just hard-coding the format, so it's not a solution I'm looking for, just for someone to tell me what it is I've missed! Besides, NOBODY said anything about my question about SAMPLE and how to get a "truly" random sample, so I got to bug you all!

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Frank C. Martinez IV

      ,LastUpdateDate       DATE
      ,LastUpdateTime       CHAR(8)

I have reloaded the tables using the system date and time in the multiload insert. The time format is not the same for the tables and I can't see what I did different for the tables. See examples below. I prefer the format with colons, rather than a decimal. Any ideas? This is not a high priority issue. As long as the time format is consistent within a table I can use either format. As an interesting note, I'm using the same sort of insert in the MultiLoadStats table and the time always goes in with colons.

select drugcode, lastupdatedate, lastupdatetime
from hcftest.drugmaster

        00536346735     2001-09-19       1.74750
        08026840212     2001-09-19       1.74755
        52544072901     2001-09-19       1.74807
        38779005725     2001-09-19       1.74802
        79854000140     2001-09-19       1.74819

select diagnosiscode, lastupdatedate, lastupdatetime
from hcftest.diagnosisicd9group

        4749    2001-09-19      17:15:44
        1223    2001-09-19      17:15:43
        67304   2001-09-19      17:15:44
        5339    2001-09-19      17:15:44
        V074    2001-09-19      17:15:43


     
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