The TIMESTAMP function returns a timestamp from a value or a pair of values.


TIMESTAMP ( expression1 [, expression2 ] )

Splice Machine displays TIME and TIMESTAMP values using the current time zone for the server to which you are connected. DATE values, however, are stored as fixed strings, and are not affected by the time zone of the server to which you are connected.


If expression2 is also specified, expression1 must be a date or a valid string representation of a date.

If only expression1 is specified, it must be one of the following:

  • A  DATE value
  • A valid SQL string representation of a timestamp


(Optional). A time or a valid string representation of a time.


The data type of the result depends on how the input expression(s) were specified:

  • If both expression1 and expression2 are specified, the result is a timestamp with the date specified by expression1 and the time specified by expression2. The microsecond part of the timestamp is zero.
  • If only expression1 is specified and it is a timestamp, the result is that timestamp.
  • If only expression1 is specified and it is a string, the result is the timestamp represented by that string. If expression1 is a string of length 14, the timestamp has a microsecond part of zero.


This example converts date and time strings into a timestamp value:

splice> VALUES TIMESTAMP('2015-11-12', '19:02:43');
2015-11-12 19:02:43.0

1 row selected

This query shows the timestamp version of the birth date of each player born in the final quarter of the year:

splice> SELECT TIMESTAMP(BirthDate)
   FROM Players
   WHERE MONTH(BirthDate) > 10
   ORDER BY BirthDate;
1980-12-19 00:00:00.0
1983-11-06 00:00:00.0
1983-11-28 00:00:00.0
1983-12-24 00:00:00.0
1984-11-22 00:00:00.0
1985-11-07 00:00:00.0
1985-11-26 00:00:00.0
1985-12-21 00:00:00.0
1986-11-13 00:00:00.0
1986-11-24 00:00:00.0
1986-12-16 00:00:00.0
1987-11-12 00:00:00.0
1987-11-16 00:00:00.0
1987-12-17 00:00:00.0
1988-12-21 00:00:00.0
1989-11-17 00:00:00.0
1991-11-15 00:00:00.0

17 rows selected

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