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Posted - 07/16/2000 :  12:48:18  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Kristof writes "GETDATE() returns the current local date/time. There doesn't seem to be any function to get this in GMT time, or even find out what time zone the SQL server is running in. Assuming the client connects to the server with ODBC and doesn't know what timezone the server is running in, how can it find out? I know the client could subtract the clients time from the servers GETDATE(), but that would only work if the two machine's clocks are synchronized"

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Posted - 09/14/2000 :  09:41:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is one more way to do what the person asked!

Hey, Guru, check this out

declare @deltaGMT int

exec master.dbo.xp_regread 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE',
'ActiveTimeBias', @DeltaGMT OUT

select getdate() as LocalTime, dateadd(minute, @deltaGMT, getdate() ) as GMT


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