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How to get timestamp to output in format?

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I have a timestamp that is outputting incorrectly, as 28OCT2006:14:43:46.000000 instead of 2006-10-28-14.43.46. I have tried converting the timestamp to a char in the sql CHAR(A.CMS_RSPN_TS). But started receiving the following errors:
ERROR: Function CHAR requires a character expression as argument 1.
ERROR: Function CHAR requires a numeric expression as argument 2.

I have also tried the following and received the same error:

Can anyone help me with this, or have any ideas?
Oct 4 '07 #1
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Expert 100+
P: 297

char() is only valid when used with DATE or TIME columns. It's not applicable to TIMESTAMP. You may use the date() and time() functions to first extract these values and then concatenate them as char()'s.

Regards, Bernd
Oct 7 '07 #2

Expert 100+
P: 297
Hi again,

although char() won't work, there's a to_char() function for converting timestamps. Try the following:

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  1. select
  2.   to_char(A.CMS_RSPN_TS, 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS')
  3. from
  4.   my.table
Regards, Bernd
Oct 9 '07 #3

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