Date format conversion

In Sybase 20070208      
In Oracle  08/02/2007 00:00

What query can i use to make them equal strings. I am dumping this data/table into CSV. So the conversion must happen in select statement itself. After conversion they must be string1.equalsIgnoreCase(string2) must return true
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Just format it. What format do you want. The most rational one is ISO, which you can do with
java.sql.Date d = rs.getDate("datefield");
String cell = d.toString(); //2007-02-30

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Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
simplest would be to use the date formatting functions provided by the database to format them in the select
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
That way you can use the result set directly, lot simpler than messing around formating them on the fly
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PearlJamFanaticAuthor Commented:
objects: yes I want to do this in the select itself. Please give an example of the select statement that does the conversion.
Mick BarryJava DeveloperCommented:
we rarely use oracle or sybase. have a look at the links above, should be straight forward
Bear in mind that using the db will make your code unportable. You could do it all in Java, boolean)
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
In Oracle you can convert a Date to any string imaginable with TO_CHAR and a format mask.

To convert an Oracle date to the Sybase format:
select to_char(sysdate,' YYYYMMDD')

Note that Oracle date datatypes have a time portion built in.  If you use the format above you will lose it.
slightwv (䄆 Netminder) Commented:
In Sybase, you can use convert.  Specifically, to get YYYYMMDD, it is:

select convert(char(8), getdate(), 112)
-- just replace getdate() in the above with whatever date field you want.
Oops.  I read that backwards.  Your Sybase date is already in YYYYMMDD format.  To convert a Sybase date to DD/MM/YYYY H24:mm, you can do:

select convert(char(10), getdate(), 101)+' '+convert(char(5), getdate(), 108)

There is no exact format that matches what Oracle gives so I just constructed one from two converts.
awking00Information Technology SpecialistCommented:
convert(char(8),sybasedate,112) = to_char(oracledate,'yyyymmdd')
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