TimeFormat – PB Docs 126

TimeFormat database parameter

Description

When you update data in the DataWindow painter, PowerBuilder builds
a SQL UPDATE statement
in the background. The Time parameter determines how PowerBuilder specifies
a time datatype when it builds the SQL UPDATE statement.

Controls

  • ADO.NET

  • OLE DB

  • SNC SQL Native Client for Microsoft SQL Server

Syntax

Parameter

Description

time_format

The time format you want PowerBuilder to
use when it builds a SQL UPDATE statement
to update a data source in the DataWindow painter.

For more on display formats, see the Users
Guide
.

Default

If no value is specified for the TimeFormat parameter, PowerBuilder does
not use a time datatype.

Usage

When you call stored procedures, the database server might
not accept the time format built by PowerBuilder. If this occurs,
you can try to use another format. For example, for Microsoft SQL Server, try this format:

Examples

Assume you are updating a table named Workhours by
setting the Start column to 08:30. This time is represented by the
following PowerBuilder time format:

To specify that PowerBuilder should use this format for the
time datatype when it builds the SQL UPDATE statement:

  • Database profile

    Type the following in the Time Format box on the Syntax page
    in the Database Profile Setup dialog box:

  • Application

    Type the following in code:

What happens PowerBuilder builds
the following SQL UPDATE statement
to update the table:

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