At 07:56 PM 4/7/2002, Kostas Nasis wrote: >But the functions are not always consistent across different database >servers, and if your language has nice date/time functions, like PHP for >example, I think using timestamps is better. Furthermore, it's really >not the job of the database to do date processing/formatting for you. >It's best to do it on the client. I disagree. I think it is the DB's job to do date processing and formatting for you. IMHO, that's what the DB is designed to do - why take that job away from it?? Just be glad you don't have to review my code. ;-) --- Anthony Baratta President Keyboard Jockeys "Conformity is the refuge of the unimaginative."