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ORA 1843 not a valid month

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I need to format the three dates in three different ways.
I am getting not valid month error.
Can you help? Thanks! Beth
SELECT 

PACKLIST.PACKLIST_NO, 

to_date(TRANSACTION_DATE, 'dd-mm-yyyy'), 

to_date(SCHEDULED_SHIP_DATE, 'mm-dd-yyyy'), 

to_date(ACTUAL_SHIPPED_DATE, 'mm-dd-yy'),

JOBCOST_UNITS * COST_PER_UNIT AS EXTENDED_COST
 

FROM PACKLIST, JOBCOST
 

WHERE PACKLIST.PACKLIST_NO = JOBCOST.PACKLIST_NO;

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if the three columns are dates, use to_char instead of to_date


SELECT
PACKLIST.PACKLIST_NO,
to_char(TRANSACTION_DATE, 'dd-mm-yyyy'),
to_char(SCHEDULED_SHIP_DATE, 'mm-dd-yyyy'),
to_char(ACTUAL_SHIPPED_DATE, 'mm-dd-yy'),
JOBCOST_UNITS * COST_PER_UNIT AS EXTENDED_COST
FROM PACKLIST, JOBCOST
WHERE PACKLIST.PACKLIST_NO = JOBCOST.PACKLIST_NO;
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they are - perfect!! thanks so much! Beth
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glad I could help
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