How To Convert Dates to Characters

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How To Convert Dates to Characters? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics

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You can convert dates to characters using the TO_CHAR() function as shown in the following examples:

SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, 'DD-MON-YYYY') FROM DUAL;
  -- SYSDATE returns the current date
07-MAY-2006 

SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, 'YYYY/MM/DD') FROM DUAL;
2006/05/07 

SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, 'MONTH DD, YYYY') FROM DUAL;
MAY       07, 2006

SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, 'fmMONTH DD, YYYY') FROM DUAL;
May 7, 2006

SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, 'fmDAY, MONTH DD, YYYY') FROM DUAL;
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2006 

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