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Sessiontimezone Query is Different Between SQLPlus and SQL Developer (Doc ID 1056122.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
SQL*Plus - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Currency check on June 2016.


In SQLPlus, the timezone is always changed to GMT, although the machine is located in EST timezone. It could be verified with the following query:

Executing this query from SQL Developer, installed in the same machine in EST timezone, sends the right date and time from the EST timezone.


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