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Selecting a date column
Posted by: Brian Pontarelli
Date: September 24, 2009 08:31PM

I'm stuck on what appears to be a simple case. Coming from the JDBC side of things, selecting a date column from a table is simple and you can fetch the value from the ResultSet using the getDate methods. However, there are no date methods on the C++ API. Here's what happens and what I'm trying to solve:

- Calling the getUInt methods on ResultSet return only the year of the date
- I'm trying REALLY hard to stay SQL 99 compliant
- I can use the unix_timestamp date function, but that breaks my SQL 99 compliance

The SQL I'm using that is SQL 99 compliant is:

  select modified_date from foo_bar

If I make this call:

  time_t date = resultSet->getUInt("modified_date");

The value is just the year part (i.e. 2009). The only way I can see to fix it is breaking SQL 99 compliance and using a select like this:

  select unix_timestamp(modified_date) from foo_bar

This works using the getUInt methods. However, the code is abstracted in a such a manner that I can hit any database as by just plugging in a different driver (very JDBC like).

Is there any way to select a date column and get the value back from the C++ API without using a the unix_timestamp function?

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