[hibernate-dev] Date/Time Support and timezones
steve at hibernate.org
Mon Mar 23 22:00:54 EDT 2015
Not in the same Type. But of course "Type swapping" is so easy nowadays...
On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 4:01 PM, Hardy Ferentschik <hardy at hibernate.org>
> > A few options:
> > 1) Forego OffsetDateTime, OffsetTime and ZonedDateTime support and just
> > stick with LocalDateTime, LocalDate and LocalTime.
> > 2) Use the timezone/offset to pass along to the driver (for proper
> > conversion); when reading back we'd have to read back based on the
> > timezone. This is essentially the old strategy used in CalendarType
> > I never really liked because its not reflexive.
> > 3) Break them into a tuple of the store each piece. E.g., for
> > OffsetDateTime the Tuple is a LocalDateTime (the Timestamp) and a TZ
> > offset. So we'd store each individually in the database and be able to
> > rebuild them in a fully reflexive manner.
> > 4) Handle them using UTC or GMT at the JDBC level. This is essentially
> > same as (2)
> Personally, I think I'd prefer #3. I am not sure whether all users would
> be happy
> with two columns for a OffsetDateTime. Could we support multiple options,
> for example
> #3 and #4 and make it configurable?
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