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Applying the DSTv37 update for the Oracle Database (Doc ID 2826277.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 19]
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version to [Release 11.2 to 19]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


RDBMS DSTv37 Patch 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 3232720132327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327201 32327
and OJVM DSTv37 Patch  are proactively done for all supported versions and platforms

There are no "PSU DST patches", for example, an Oracle DST patch for can be applied using Opatch on *any* PSU (same goes for any other Oracle RDBMS version)

Note that backports to versions that are NOT in Premier Support are possible/available for download only for customers with a valid Extended Support.
Exceptions for another version/platform combinations are only possible for customers with an existing Extended Support contract for the specific version/platform combination or platforms with Extended Support Fee Waiver Period.

Please log an SR if you need a backport to such a platform/version (if you need several, log 1 SR clearly stating which version/platforms you have an Extended Support contract for and need ).
See Note 412160.1, section "G) For what versions are DST patches provided / there is no DST version X for my Oracle RDBMS version?"

Please consult your Sales representative to enroll in an Extended Support contract if required.

If you log an SR requesting a backport or the password for versions in Extended Support and there is no Extended Support contract in place the patch cannot be provided. 

 The RDBMS DSTv37 update includes the timezone information from the IANA ( ) data  tzcode2021e.tar.gz and contains all previous Oracle RDBMS DST updates.

A complete overview of timezone updates is found in Note 412160.1 Updated DST Transitions and New Time Zones in Oracle RDBMS and OJVM Time Zone File Patches.

 The changes included in the DSTv37 patch (and not included in DSTv36) are listed below  

++ Palestine will fall back 10-29 (not 10-30) at 01:00.

   Changes to future timestamps

++ Palestine will fall back 10-29 (not 10-30) at 01:00.



 This note will give an overview on what checks to perform before applying the DSTv37 update.

 Note that all DST patches are always cumulative, which means they contain also ALL the previous DST changes / corrections. 

Please note that SYSDATE is NOT affected by "Oracle DST patches" seen SYSDATE is purely depending on the OS to get the time. So even an "unpatched database" will return a correct SYSDATE if the server (OS) time is correct.

For "sysdate" you do not need any DST patch  note 1627439.1 How to diagnose wrong time ( SYSDATE and SYSTIMESTAMP) after DST change , server reboot , database restart or installation when connecting to a database on an Unix server

For more information about Timestamp with (local) Time Zone please check Note 340512.1 Timestamps & time zones - Frequently Asked Questions



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In this Document
 1) What is my current installed RDBMS DST version?
 1.a) for Oracle RDBMS 11gR2 and higher
 1.b) For Oracle RDBMS 10g and 11gR1:
 2) Oracle RDBMS 12c : Applying the RDBMS DSTv37 patch 33613829 on Oracle RDBMS 12c ( , and and 18.x, 19.x)
 2.a) Applying the RDBMS DSTv37 patch 33613829 on the server-side in Oracle RDBMS 12c and above
 2.b) Applying the RDBMS DSTv37 patch 33613829 on the client side in Oracle RDBMS 12c.
 3) Oracle RDBMS 11gR2 : Applying the RDBMS DSTv37 patch 33613829 on Oracle RDBMS 11gR2 ( , , or
 3.a) Applying the RDBMS DSTv37 patch 33613829 on the server side in Oracle RDBMS 11gR2
 3.b) Applying the RDBMS DSTv37 patch 33613829 on the client-side in Oracle RDBMS 11gR2.
 4) 10g and 11.1 only: 
 5) The OJVM DSTv37 patch 33613833.
  6) Other Oracle products:
 6.a) Enterprise Manager (Grid Control, OMS, Repository and Agents )
 6.b) Grid Infrastructure home.
 6.c) Oracle Applications
 6.d) Java in the Database home
 6.e) Oracle solaris

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