date/time not read from MySQL drivers correctly
This issue was created automatically from an original Mantis Issue. Further discussion may take place here.
There is a bug in the VTK MySQL drivers (and possibly others). The ideal situation would be that date/time fields get encoded as a vtkTypeUInt64 (which is typedef-ed to a C++ basic type), which stores the number of milliseconds from midnight (for time-of-day) or number of milliseconds from an epoch time (for date or date+time). This special "VTK-time" encoding may be decoded by vtkTimePointUtility or vtkTimePointToString.
A short-term solution would be to just return the values as strings from the database, which the application can parse as necessary.