OK, I just received this answer from an Oracle 9 tester.  It shows
CURRENT_TIMESTAMP changing during the transaction.  Thanks, Dan.

Dan, it wasn't clear if this was in a transaction or not.  Does Oracle
have autocommit off by default so you are always in a transaction?

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Dan Langille wrote:
> A very quick answer:
> 
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> On Mon, 30 Sep 2002, Dan Langille wrote:
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> > Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 12:49:59 -0400
> > From: Dan Langille <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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> > <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Subject: Any Oracle 9 users?  A test
> > please...
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> > Any Oracle 9 users out there?
> >
> > I need this run:
> >
> >         BEGIN;
> >         SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP;
> >         -- wait 5 seconds
> >         SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP;
> >
> > Are those two timestamps the same?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> 
> Our DBA says:
> 
> <snip from irc>
> 
> <data> SQL> SELECT current_timestamp FROM DUAL;
> <data> CURRENT_TIMESTAMP
> <data>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> ----- <data> 30-SEP-02 01.06.42.660969 PM -04:00 <data> SQL> SELECT
> current_timestamp FROM DUAL; <data> CURRENT_TIMESTAMP <data>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> ----- <data> 30-SEP-02 01.06.48.837372 PM -04:00 <data> (you have to
> include 'from dual' for 'non-table' selects)
> 
> --
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