Convert strings to date in Informix


I have a date field stored as a string in the format YYYY/MM/DD/HH/MM/SS.  I need to convert this into a datetime value and then extract just the time value for comaprison.  I tried to_date function but I am getting errors. I would appreciate if someone can help me on this ASAP.

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can't you convert it to char format?
what is the default date format in your DB?
is your main request is to extract only the time?

Lalitha_RamalingamAuthor Commented:

The date is stored as a string.  I solved the problem by doing a substring and getting just the time part of two different date fields for comparison.  I am working on this in ESQL/C. Thanks for looking into my question.  Appreciate your help.

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