Vertica Analytics Platform Version 9.2.x Documentation

SET TIME ZONE

Changes the TIME ZONE run-time parameter for the current session. Use SHOW TIMEZONE to show the session's current time zone.

If you set the timezone using POSIX format, the timezone abbreviation you use overrides the default timezone abbreviation. If the date style is set to POSTGRES, the timezone abbreviation you use is also used when converting a timestamp to a string.

Syntax

SET TIME ZONE TO { value | 'value' }

Vertica treats literals TIME ZONE and TIMEZONE as synonyms.

Parameters

value

One of the following:

  • A time zone literal supported by Vertica. To view the default list of valid literals, see the files in the following directory:
    /opt/vertica/share/timezonesets
  • A signed integer representing an offset from UTC in hours
  • An interval value
  • Constants LOCAL and DEFAULT, which respectively set the time zone to the one specified in environment variable TZ, or if TZ is undefined, to the operating system time zone.

Privileges

None

Examples

=> SET TIME ZONE TO DEFAULT;
=> SET TIME ZONE TO 'PST8PDT'; -- Berkeley, California
=> SET TIME ZONE TO 'Europe/Rome'; -- Italy
=> SET TIME ZONE TO '-7'; -- UDT offset equivalent to PDT
=> SET TIME ZONE TO INTERVAL '-08:00 HOURS';