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Oracle 9i - Select date with alpha month

Posted on 2014-01-22
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I need to select a date stored in Oracle, but change the month output to 3 alpha.
Please help me do this

Here is is a current select where I return the value in YYYMMDD

SELECT
To_CHAR(TO_DATE(RCPT_EXPY_DATE),'YYYYMMDD') ORDDATE
FROM....

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how can I get the date of 20140122  to return as JAN2214 ?
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This should do it I think:

select to_char(to_TO_DATE(RCPT_EXPY_DATE), 'MONDDYY') ORDDATE
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by:Steve Wales
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The function in my reply should be to_date, of course, not to_to_date :)
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by:JDCam
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your kidding.... that simple?
I has waaaaay of tryring to use DECODE

Working great... Thanks
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