7.70 DBTIMEZONE

Syntax

Purpose

DBTIMEZONE returns the value of the database time zone. 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 database time zone value in the most recent CREATE DATABASE or ALTER DATABASE statement.

See Also:

Appendix C in Oracle Database Globalization Support Guide for the collation derivation rules, which define the collation assigned to the character return value of DBTIMEZONE

Examples

The following example assumes that the database time zone is set to UTC time zone:

SELECT DBTIMEZONE
  FROM DUAL;

DBTIME
------
+00:00