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What is the precision of &TIMSTAMP?

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What is the precision of &TIMSTAMP (Record Modification Time) journal control field when mirroring?


The precision of &TIMSTAMP journal control field depends on the source database type. The precision is as high as technically possible given the content of a transaction log.


  • Db2 LUW source - seconds only precision.
  • Oracle database source - seconds only precision.
  • Sybase source - precision of 1/300 of a second.
  • Microsoft SQL Server source - milliseconds precision.
  • Db2 for i source - microseconds precision.

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Modified date:
11 December 2019