[thelist] Oracle Date Swizzle?

Plunkett, Matt MPlunkett at MSA.com
Tue Aug 26 13:03:26 CDT 2003

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From: Luther, Ron [mailto:ron.luther at hp.com]
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Subject: RE: [thelist] Oracle Date Swizzle?

Plunkett, Matt suggested:

>>>So, TO_DATE('20031225', 'YYYYMMDD') should do the trick to throw that
>>into a date.

> No love ... That gets me "25-12-2003 00:00:00" as a *string* as output.

Hrm.  That suggests it is converting it somewhat though.  Is it possible
that what you're printing out is being converted to VARCHAR for print
purposes?  I would try monkeying with it more, but I can't help beyond
standard Oracle stuff sorry.

What are you doing with this date once you get it converted?

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