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Brazil to Start DST on November From 2018 Onwards- Impact on Oracle RDBMS (Doc ID 2331560.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

 

Starting in 2018 Southern Brazil will begin DST on November's first Sunday instead of October's third Sunday.

The affected timezones are :

America/Sao_Paulo

Only some places in Brazil observes DST such as Distrito Federal, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, much of Mato Grosso, Paraná, Espírito Santo.

The timezones which are unaffected:

For Questions/official statements about the timezone change itself, please contact the Brazil Government .

IANA has updated Time Zone Database to reflect this change (tzdata2018c) http://www.iana.org/time-zones

 

This change is included in DSTv32.


Scope

Anyone who may be using the affected Brazilian Timezone

The Oracle kernel itself is also not impacted by the OS/system clock changes (or for that matter Oracle DST patches). <Note:1013279.6> How Does Daylight Savings Time Affect The Database Kernel?

Used abbreviations:
TZ: TimeZone
TSTZ: TimeStamp with Time Zone
TSLTZ: TimeStamp with Local Time Zone

Details

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In this Document
Purpose
Scope
Details
  1) The DATE dataype and SYSDATE / SYSTIMESTAMP
 2) Storing data in the TimeStamp with (Local) Time Zone datatype.
 3) TimeStamp with Time Zone columns are used, how do I see if the affected Brazil Timezones are stored?
 4) Database timezone , Session timezone and CURRENT_DATE , LOCALTIMESTAMP , CURRENT_TIMESTAMP functions
 5) Oracle DST patches and this change.
 6) The OJVM dst information
 7) Java in the Database home
 8) Other Oracle software (Enterprise Manager , Oracle Applications etc)
 9) Will any data stored in DATE, TIMESTAMP, TIMESTAMP WITH (LOCAL) TIMEZONE columns be affected by changing the server OS timezone?
References

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