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Hello folks,

Is there a precise relation between db's T value and the txInstant of an entity?

I have a database and if I do (:t db) I get 7 as value. Fair.

Meanwhile, if I look for a :db/txInstant for an entity via (def query '[:find ?tx :where [?e :person/id _ ?tx]]) I get very long number.

What is the relationship between the two? To give some context, what I am trying to do is:

"Given a certain entity ID, what was the latest t that has introduced/updated such entity?

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The relationship between t and tx is that each transaction has an associated t time. Every t has associated tx(s). You can use the Datomic On-Prem peer api t->tx api to return the associated txid(s):


Alternatively, you can use Datomic On-prem peer api tx->t api to return the t associated with a transaction:


Thanks a lot or the reply. I've figured it yesterday but good to leave this here for clarity!
I have noticed by the way that the Datomic API namespace is in the `com.datomic/datomic-free` and not in dev-local.