The DATE data type provides for storage of a year-month-day in the range supported by java.sql.Date.

Unlike TIME and TIMESTAMP values, DATE values are stored as fixed strings, and are not affected by the time zone of the server to which you are connected.



Corresponding Compile-time Java Type


JDBC Metadata Type (java.sql.Types)


Usage Notes

Here are several notes about using the DATE data type:

  • Dates, timestamps must not be mixed with one another in expressions.
  • Any value that is recognized by the java.sql.Date method is permitted in a column of the corresponding SQL date/time data type. Splice Machine supports the following formats for DATE:
  • The first of the three formats above is the java.sql.Date format.
  • The year must always be expressed with four digits, while months and days may have either one or two digits.
  • Splice Machine also accepts strings in the locale specific date-time format, using the locale of the database server. If there is an ambiguity, the built-in formats above take precedence.

Please see Working With Date and Time Values in the for information about using simple arithmetic with DATE values.


VALUES DATE('1994-02-23');
VALUES '1993-09-01';

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