time or date from timestamp

Greetings,
I need  a case statement against a timestamp...
I need to return a date if the timestamp is not "today"
otherwise return a time if the timestamp is "today"

help?
Thanks
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Amar BardoliwalaCommented:
Hello arcee123,

Following should help you.

SELECT (

CASE datefield
WHEN DATE( datefield) = CURDATE( )
THEN TIME( datefield)
ELSE DATE( datefield)
END
)
FROM tbl


Thank you.

Amar Bardoliwala
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Dale FyeCommented:
Just to clarify.  The timestamp datatype is not a date/time.
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Evan CutlerVolunteer Chief Information OfficerAuthor Commented:
Thank you Amar,
Happy New Year...
how do I format the Date and Time to make them more readible?

thanks
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Amar BardoliwalaCommented:
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keyuCommented:
hi,


TO_CHAR('20100901', 'MM/YY')
 
This gives the following result:
 
09/10


TO_DATE('20100901', 'YYYYMMDD')
 
This gives the following result:
 
01-SEP-10

refer this links might helps to resolve your issue....

http://www.ehow.com/how_6960278_convert-date-timestamp-oracle-sql.html

for sql i am not sure but this might works for you....

SELECT CAST('0100901' AS DATETIME)

once you have that you can easily perform other functions...
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Evan CutlerVolunteer Chief Information OfficerAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys.
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