Using 12/31/9999 in a date field

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Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:53:21 +0000
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I've always told people to avoid this like the plague but I'm now on a call with a developer who says Oracle in general and Tom Kyte specifically have changed their position on this and they now recommend it.

Has anyone heard anything about this or have a white paper or link that I can review? Or if it still isn't a good idea (I have a hard time imagining it is but maybe the optimizer has gotten a lot smarter) have a link showing the opposite more recent than the 2008 Tom Kyte article?


Jay Miller

Received on Wed Dec 18 2013 - 16:53:21 CET

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