timestampdiff(2, cast(current_timestamp-cast('1970-01-01 00:00:00.000000' as timestamp) as char(22)))

Coy Krill
Core Processing Administrator/Analyst
Washington Trust Bank


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From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of rob@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 13:09
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Subject: DB2: Generating epoch time
Importance: Low

Is there some way to generate the epoch time in SQL?
I tried
values generate_unique()
but that was blank.
And I tried the ancient
select generate_unique() from sysibm.sysdummy1 but that worked the same

I took a wag at
values cast(generate_unique() as char(30)) but that wasn't any better.

This was a little different
values generate_unique(), timestamp(generate_unique()) ....+....1....+....2....+.
VALUES
++++++++++++++++++++++++++
2015-11-10-21.04.02.786923
******** End of data ***

Before I never even got the plus signs.

I was pointed to this epoch site by IBM
http://www.epochconverter.com/?cm_mc_uid=04943014784214468222669&cm_mc_sid_50200000=1447188011


Rob Berendt
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