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date format in sql plus.

Posted on 2003-10-29
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
i want to change the format of a date using the function:TO_CHAR OR TO_DATE  to this format:
from dd-mm-yyyy
to: month, date(th) yyyy
ex: january, seventeenth 2003.
Question by:jheff
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ID: 9640810

select to_char(sysdate,'fmMonth')||','||to_char(sysdate,'fmDDspth')||' '||to_char(sysdate,'YYYY') from dual

Expert Comment

ID: 9640914
Even though catchmeifuwant is correct, let me point out the case sensitivity issue with formatting dates:

to_char(sysdate, 'fmMonth') = January
to_char(sysdate, 'fmmonth') = january
to_char(sysdate, 'fmMONTH') = JANUARY

to_char(sysdate, fmDDspth') = SEVENTEENTH
to_char(sysdate, fm'Ddspth') = Seventeenth
to_char(sysdate, fm'ddspth') = seventeenth


Accepted Solution

grim_toaster earned 150 total points
ID: 9649417
Or you can do it all in one to_char call:

SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, 'fmMonth, fmDdspth YYYY') FROM dual

Expert Comment

ID: 10289836
i want to add date in a column of my table in "DD/Mon/YYYY" format, what sort of check should i introduce to ensure this behavior ?

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