Impact of Changes to Daylight Saving Time (DST) Rules on the Oracle Database
(Doc ID 357056.1)
Last updated on DECEMBER 02, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 188.8.131.52 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 184.108.40.206 and later
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
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 09-Sep-2016***
This note describes the impact of changes to DST rules on the Oracle database in general.
For specific information on Oracle database patches for changes to the DST rules please refer to: <Note 412160.1> Updated Time Zones in Oracle Time Zone File patches
This bulletin is intended for DBAs who are worried that any (upcoming) DST changes in their region will require many updates to their Oracle databases.
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In this Document
|The DATE datatype and SYSDATE|
|The Database timezone|
|Standard use of time zone and DST information in the database, not including the OJVM|
|Updates to Database and OJVM time zone files|