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From:Jerry Schwartz Date:June 6 2011 3:10pm
Subject:Timestamp value
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When you UPDATE a record, a timestamp field (`t`) is set to the current time 
in the time zone given by @@time_zone, correct? That will usually be the local 

If somebody in another time zone needs to compare `t` against //their own// 
local time, they need to use

CONVERT_TZ(`t`,'my_local_time zone','their_local_time_zone`)

Am I right?

So, what if they do not know my local time zone? Is there a way to create a 
timestamp field that is always in UTC? I don't think there is, without using a 

Am I right about that?


Jerry Schwartz
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