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I want to write a query that returns result using a substituation variable
Suppose in the well known emp table i want the result of those employees who are hired in December not concerning with their day or year.
I write the query

select ename, hiredate,sal from emp
where hiredate like '%&date%'

on sql prompt if I write "DEC"  for substituation variable then it gives accurate result

ENAME      HIREDATE         SAL
---------- --------- ----------
SMITH      17-DEC-80        800
JAMES      03-DEC-81        950
FORD       03-DEC-81       3000

but i want to spelled out month as "DECEMBER" in substituation variable then it gives wrong result. For similar results I write the query

select ename, hiredate,sal from emp
where hiredate like TO_DATE('%&date%','%MONTH%');

The results are:

Enter value for date: DECEMBER
old   2: where hiredate like TO_DATE('%&date%','%MONTH%')
new   2: where hiredate like TO_DATE('%DECEMBER%','%MONTH%')

no rows selected

Is there any Oracle master to solve my problem????????
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Question by:leoahmad
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Avotar earned 25 total points
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what i would do is:

select ename
,      hiredate
,      sal
from emp
where to_char(hiredate, '%MONTH%') like UPPER('%&date%');

by the way.. this works with either the 3-letter abbr. as with the full month...:

  1  select sysdate
  2  from dual
  3* where to_char(sysdate, '%MONTH%') like upper('%&date%')
13:54:55 SQL> /
Voer waarde voor date in: jul
01-07-02

1 rij is geselecteerd.

Verstreken: 00:00:00.10
13:54:57 SQL> /
Voer waarde voor date in: JULI
01-07-02

1 rij is geselecteerd.

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by:dbms_dumb
ID: 7124749
hmm..well what i can think of right now is that if u try altering the session with the DD-MONTH-YY format of the date and try giving it a shot with the same substution variable i think it will go for the session default value for the month.
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by:leoahmad
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no no dbms dump
altering the session is not the solution of this question
if you have any idea then make changes in the query so it can use anywhere where sql can be used like in "MS Access".
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by:Avotar
ID: 7125968
Leoahmad...

didn;t my solution work for you?

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