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SESSIONTIMEZONE

Syntax

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Purpose

SESSIONTIMEZONE returns the time zone of the current session. The return type is a time zone offset (a character type in the format '[+|]TZH:TZM') or a time zone region name, depending on how the user specified the session time zone value in the most recent ALTER SESSION statement.

Note:

You can set the default client session time zone using the ORA_SDTZ environment variable. Refer to Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide for more information on this variable.

Examples

The following example returns the time zone of the current session:

SELECT SESSIONTIMEZONE FROM DUAL;

SESSION
-------
-08:00