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Posted on 2012-04-13
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It may sound a silly question but I am trying to achieve the following.


-- How to change the data format reported by the database? currenty the date is reported as MM/DD/YYYY with the timestamp by the database,

--I want to report it as YYYY/MM/DD and without the timestamp.

Any suggestions?
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SELECT TO_CHAR(b, 'YYYY/MM/DD') AS myDate
FROM myTable;

HTH
Ashok
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Dates have no format, to give them one:

to_char(date_column,'YYYY/MM/DD')

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set NLS_DATE_FORMAT.
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