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Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:54 PM
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Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2011 8:55 PM
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Nice question, thanks!

How many people actually use the ODBC date literals?
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Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:18 PM


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Nice question, thanks!

How many people actually use the ODBC date literals?


I think very few in comparison.




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Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2011 10:18 PM


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I think this was a great question and quite useful



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Posted Tuesday, April 5, 2011 11:06 PM
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How many people actually use the ODBC date literals?


I think very few in comparison.


Yeah, I think the number of people answering correctly shows that. (Currently 33% of the 24 people that have answered.)
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Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:30 AM
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Thanks for the question.

I tried all 4 select statements in 2005 as well as in 2008 without changing LANGUATE 7 DATEFORMAT. All the 4 statements worked. So selected all of them.

I overlooked "regardless of any LANGUAGE or DATEFORMAT settings? (select 2)".

Lost the point.

It was a learning for me.

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Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:33 AM


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UMG Developer (4/5/2011)
Nice question, thanks!

How many people actually use the ODBC date literals?


Talking of Dating...I do

Seriously, our product does use ODBC date literals, and hence this one was an easy one for me.
However, generally speaking, this is a fantastic question because it teaches a lot about how to generalize our code.

And, the subject is great as well.
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Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:34 AM
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same here, I overlooked the "regardless of any language" piece, so selected all 4 too...
Learned something though... "Read carefully"
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Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 12:36 AM


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Good question. If the hint for choosing 2 options was not there, I would have got this wrong.

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Posted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 1:38 AM
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Pity you can't split the results by nationality--I wonder how many British or European DBAs would get this one wrong?
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