Mysql time zone tables

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2050design / 5 Points
2013-01-03 1:09 am EST
Apparently the timezone tables are not loaded in the mysql databases that I have created.

If I run the query SELECT CONVERT_TZ('2012-06-07 12:00:00', 'GMT', 'America/New_York'); I get a result of NULL.

Can the time zone tables be loaded?

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16,266 Points
2013-01-03 9:52 am EST
Hello 2050design,

The timezone info is not on any of the MYSQL installations on any server by default. It is not something that can be enabled on a per user basis as it requires root access in MySQL and will affect everyone.

If, however, you are looking to set a timezone in a program, you can set that in your php.ini file under the setting date.timezone For example, to set the php timezone for East Coast in the US the setting would be date.timezone="America/New_York"

We have information on changing your local php settings here:

You can also find a list of the supported timezones for php here

Best Regards,
Scott M

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