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Snippet Name: TO_TIMESTAMP

Description: Converts a character string (CHAR, VARCHAR2, NCHAR, or NVARCHAR2) datatype to a value of TIMESTAMP datatype.

The optional fmt specifies the format of char. If you omit fmt, then char must be in the default format of the TIMESTAMP datatype, which is determined by the NLS_TIMESTAMP_FORMAT initialization parameter. The optional 'nlsparam' argument has the same purpose in this function as in the TO_CHAR function for date conversion.

This function does not support CLOB data directly. However, CLOBs can be passed in as arguments through implicit data conversion.

Also see:
» Add PSOUG Search to SQL Developer
» Converting Rows to Columns
» UNISTR
» TRANSLATE
» TO_YMINTERVAL
» TO_TIMESTAMP_TZ
» TO_SINGLE_BYTE
» TO_NUMBER
» TO_NCLOB
» TO_NCHAR
» TO_MULTI_BYTE
» TO_LOB
» TO_DSINTERVAL
» TO_DATE
» TO_CLOB
» TO_CHAR
» TO_BINARY_FLOAT
» TO_BINARY_DOUBLE
» TIMESTAMP_TO_SCN
» SCN_TO_TIMESTAMP
» ROWIDTONCHAR
» ROWIDTOCHAR
» REFTOHEX
» RAWTONHEX
» RAWTOHEX
» NUMTOYMINTERVAL
» NUMTODSINTERVAL
» HEXTORAW
» DECOMPOSE
» CONVERT

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Language: PL/SQL
Highlight Mode: PLSQL
Last Modified: March 05th, 2009

TO_TIMESTAMP(<date_string>, <format mask>, <NLS_PARAMETER>)
RETURN TIMESTAMP
 
-- convert a character string to a timestamp. The character 
-- string is not in the default TIMESTAMP format, so the 
-- format mask must be specified:
 
SELECT TO_TIMESTAMP ('10-Sep-02 14:10:10.123000', 'DD-Mon-RR HH24:MI:SS.FF')
   FROM DUAL;
 
TO_TIMESTAMP('10-SEP-0214:10:10.123000','DD-MON-RRHH24:MI:SS.FF')
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
10-SEP-02 02.10.10.123000000 PM
 


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