Convert YYYY-MM-DD to oracle date data type format

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I have a alphanumeric type for date as 'YYYY-MM-DD' that I need to convert to Oracle date type format. Below is what I am trying to do in oracle but it gives error. Please suggest.

select to_date('2012-01-30','mm/dd/yyyy')
from dual
baralpAsked:
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slightwv (䄆 Netminder)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Use the correct format mask:

select to_date('2012-01-30', 'YYYY-MM-DD') from dual;
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