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trushant.w

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:58 pm
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Multiple times i have come across below question in interview.

How to retive current date,time and timestramp from a table and how to recieve them in host varibales

I give them below answers but they wanted to retieve from the table
SELECT CURRENT_TIME FROM SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1;
SELECT CURRENT_DATE FROM SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1;
SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP FROM SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1;
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:26 am
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Hello,

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but they wanted to retieve from the table


From which table? I don't understand.
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Anuj Dhawan

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:34 pm
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You could use:

Code:
select current_timestamp from <table-name> fetch first 1 rows only
or
Code:
EXEC SQL
SET :CURRENT-DATE-TIME = CURRENT TIMESTAMP
END-EXEC.
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Chetan Kumar

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:49 pm
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Hi, you could use select query as below

SELECT CURRENT_TIME INTO :CURRENT-TIME FROM SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1;
SELECT CURRENT_DATE INTO :CURRENT-DATE FROM SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1;
SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP INTO :CURRENT-TIMESTAMP FROM
SYSIBM.SYSDUMMY1;

Where Variable preceding colon (:) are called host variables.

Equivalent in COBOL is X(8), X(10) and X(26) respectively.
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Rohit Umarjikar

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:23 am
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Chetan, thats a year old post.
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Nic Clouston

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:56 pm
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And that is exactly what was posted in the original post.
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