The TIME data type provides for storage of a time-of-day value. 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.



Corresponding Compile-time Java Type


JDBC Metadata Type (java.sql.Types)


Usage Notes

Here are several usage notes for the TIME data type:

  • timestamps cannot be mixed with one another in expressions except with a CAST.
  • Any value that is recognized by the java.sql.Time method is permitted in a column of the corresponding SQL date/time data type. Splice Machine supports the following formats for TIME:
    hh[:mm] {AM | PM}

    The first of the three formats above is the java.sql.Time format.

  • Hours may have one or two digits.
  • Minutes and seconds, if present, must have two digits.
  • Splice Machine also accepts strings in the locale specific date-time format, using the time zone for the server to which you are connected. If there is an ambiguity, the built-in formats above take precedence.

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


VALUES TIME('15:09:02');
VALUES '15:09:02';

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