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Date property is exposed as VARCHAR2 data type in the database

SA-8755

Summary



When you expose a property of type "Date" to a database table column, Pega creates the database table column as a VARCHAR2 data type. You want to know the reason for this behavior.

Error Messages



Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Create a property of type "Date".
  2. Expose the property.
  3. Observe the data type of the database table's newly-created column.

Root Cause



The behavior is correct. 

Resolution



Please see https://pdn.pega.com/pegarules-database/date-properties-are-mapped-as-varchar2-columns-not-date-columns-on-oracle.
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Published June 12, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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