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convert char to date in oracle

Posted on 2011-03-14
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There is an old oracle audit table in oracle that has data for a date in varchar format
The value is stored as 01/20/2011 00:00
Now I want to take this column as date. The column name is old_value
Table is campaign_donors_audit.
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select to_date(old_value,'mm/dd/yyyy hh24:mi') from campaign_donors_audit
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by:slightwv (䄆 Netminder)
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just use to_date:

to_date(old_value,'MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI')
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by:subratabiswas
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select to_date('01/20/2011 00:00', 'mm-dd-rrrr HH24:MI') from dual for your example
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