Oracle SESSIONTIMEZONE

The Oracle SESSIONTIMEZONE function returns the time zone of the current session.

Syntax

The SESSIONTIMEZONE does not require any argument therefore its syntax is straightforward:

SESSIONTIMEZONE
Code language: SQL (Structured Query Language) (sql)

Return value

The Oracle SESSIONTIMEZONE function returns either a time zone offset, which is a character type in the format [+|-]TZH:TZM e.g., -07:00 or a time zone region name e.g., America/Denver

Examples

The following example returns the session time zone:

SELECT SESSIONTIMEZONE FROM dual;
Code language: SQL (Structured Query Language) (sql)

Remarks

The session time zone value can be set using the ALTER SESSION statement as follows:

ALTER SESSION SET TIME_ZONE = '-07:00';
Code language: SQL (Structured Query Language) (sql)

In this tutorial, you have learned how to use the Oracle SESSIONTIMEZONE function to get the current session time zone.

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