TIMESTAMP (Time Stamp Value)

The TIMESTAMP data type (data_type) defines an alphanumeric column, in which time values can be stored.

A time stamp value is a special character string. A time stamp consists of a date value and time value and a microsecond specification.

A time stamp value can be compared to other time stamp values and to character strings with the code attributes ASCII and UNICODE.

The data type TIMESTAMP is specified when columns are defined.

See also:

Date and Time Format (datetimeformat)