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Translate a numérique to date [message #370833] Mon, 14 February 2000 12:47 Go to next message
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Registered: February 2000
Junior Member
In database i have table with open_date = 950277645 (for example)
the software using oracle translate this number to a date format.

I try to make a select on open_date : OK
But i would like to have a date format like : "dd/mm/yy" ! please ?.......

Anyone know ?

Emmanuel from France-Paris
Re: Translate a numérique to date [message #370834 is a reply to message #370833] Mon, 14 February 2000 14:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Registered: December 1998
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U can translate numeric number in the following way to dd/mm/yy format

value = 950201 -yy+mm+dd (assuming)


output := 01-feb-95
Hope this helps
Re: Translate a numérique to date [message #370837 is a reply to message #370833] Tue, 15 February 2000 01:14 Go to previous message
Atavur Rahaman S.A
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Registered: January 2000
Junior Member

Good Day!

You can also do it in two differenct ways. The one with 'DECODE' and with 'TO_DATE' functions.

SQL> Select To_Date('&Any_Number','DD-MON-YY'/'DD-MM-YY') From Dual;

Output will be : 01-FEB-95 / 01-02-95

SQL> Select To_Date(substr(To_Char(any_Number),-2,2) || '-' || Decode(To_Number(Substr(To_char(Any_Number),-4,2)),1,'JAN',2,'FEB',3,'MAR',4,'APR',5,MAY',6,'JUN,7,'JUL',8,'AUG',9,'SEP',10,'OCT',11,'NOV',12,'DEC') || Substr(To_char(any_number),-6,2),'DD-MON-yy') From Dual;

Output wll be : 01-FEB-95

Hope ....it works.....

Atavur Rahaman S.a
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