RE: Sql Oddity

From: Eugene Pipko <>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 12:36:11 -0800
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I get 1 in and

Eugene Pipko
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From: [] On Behalf Of Goulet, Richard Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 12:26 PM
Subject: Sql Oddity


        Anyone ever seen this: A developer executes the following code in an Oracle 9i database (

create table test_date_drop_me (test_column timestamp default sysdate);

insert into test_date_drop_me values (sysdate);

select CASE WHEN systimestamp> t.test_column THEN 1 ELSE 0 END from test_date_drop_me t;

He gets a 0 each time the final select statement is excecuted no matter what the value in the table. In a and database we get a 1. Any ideas???

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA/NA Team Lead
PAREXEL International
900 Chelmsford St, Suite 310
Lowell, MA 01821

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