[freetds] Locale specific problem

Lowden, James K LowdenJK at bernstein.com
Thu Aug 12 11:24:08 EDT 2004


> From: Simon 
> Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 8:35 AM
> 
> I did some experimenting, and would suggest adding this to the locale.conf:
> 
> [pt_BR]
> date format = %d/%m/%Y %H:%M

OK.  The attached patch just adds a default language and character set.  

> I wonder why the default wouldn't be "%Y-%m-%d %H:%M". This is how it
> shows up in my Query Analyzer

http://www.freetds.org/faq.html#dateformat	:-)

I'm still not sure why your dates didn't have am/pm attached to them, though.  

--jkl

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De: freetds-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org em nome de James K. Lowden 
Enviada: qua 11/8/2004 19:31 
Para: FreeTDS Development Group 
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Assunto: Re: [freetds] Locale specific problem


On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 <simon at magazineluiza.com.br> wrote:
> 
> I believe I have a bug in freetds's date-time formatting. The locale on
> my box is ...;LC_TIME=pt_BR;...
> 
> 12:00 is shown as 12:00 and 12:00PM is shown as 12:00... i.e. I can´t
> differentiate between AM and PM. For this locale, it would be normally
> shown as 00:00-23:59.

Hi Simon,

Welcome to the project. 

FreeTDS uses strftime(3) to format date strings: 

     size_t
     strftime(char * restrict buf, size_t maxsize,
             const char * restrict format,
             const struct tm * restrict timeptr);

The format string is taken from locales.conf.  There is a built-in default
if its not found, one for each client library (because historically each
has had its own default format).  Are you perhaps using ODBC?  Cf. 4
odbc.c, line 1034.  Else grep for date_fmt. 

Probably all you need to do is add a section for pt_BR to locales.conf.
If that doesn't do the trick, please show the output of the attached
little program. 

Regards,

--jkl

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