Error ORA-01858

ORA-01858 Error is showin when i use this query
select * from salary.emp_detail where months_between(to_date(dateofjoin,'dd/mm/yyyy'),to_date('1/4/2003','dd/mm/yyyy'))>1

where as when i use the same wuery if i rearrange in this manner it is runing
select months_between(to_date(dateofjoin,'dd/mm/yyyy'),to_date('1/4/2003','dd/mm/yyyy')) as datedifference from salary.emp_detail
Can anyone tell y.
Or some otehr soln for writing my query.
I want to retrive records whose date of join is before april 1st.
SusanBinoyAsked:
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Helena Markováprogrammer-analystCommented:
I think that dateofjoin is DATE and table is SALARY:

select * from salary where months_between(dateofjoin,to_date('1/4/2003','dd/mm/yyyy'))>1;
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anand_2000vCommented:
if "dateofjoin" is a date field use this command
select * from salary.emp_detail where months_between(dateofjoin,to_date('1/4/2003','dd/mm/yyyy'))>1
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anand_2000vCommented:
too fast Henka.....;)
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SusanBinoyAuthor Commented:
Oh thank a lot for both of u i am so happy it is working this query was driving me mad
I think the mistake i was getting because i was trying to do the to_date function for date of join felid where as i wa getrting error there.
I am so happy it is working
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