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how to insert date in oracle

Discussion in 'Databases' started by alanX, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hi all,
    i want to insert Date as following:
    SEMrush
    insert into db
    values('12/03/2006');

    Error: Not a valid month

    can anyone help me? (oracle 10g)
     
    alanX, Jul 17, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. hansi

    hansi Peon

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    #2
    try

    YYYY-MM-DD
     
    hansi, Jul 18, 2006 IP
  3. alanX

    alanX Peon

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    #3
    I tried it but i still fail.

    now i am to_date function :
    Insert into db values(to_date('" + ReportDate.Text + "','dd/mm/yyyy'));

    The Date will be inserted into database successfully with the inputed format "12/03/2007".

    However, the output format was not one i expected.
    Output format: 12/3/2007 0:00:00

    How to delete those unwanted string "0:00:00"
     
    alanX, Jul 22, 2006 IP
  4. vrsane

    vrsane Active Member

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    #4
    create date in the database as varchar2
     
    vrsane, Jul 23, 2006 IP
  5. mopotofu

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    #5
    to remove unwanted string which represents time
    you can do a "trunc(<date_column>)" when displaying the date column.
    also, doing a "to_char(<date_column>,'dd/mm/yyyy')" will work.
     
    mopotofu, Jul 23, 2006 IP
  6. drewbe121212

    drewbe121212 Well-Known Member

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    #6
    Exactly. Use TO_CHAR to do this.
     
    drewbe121212, Aug 1, 2006 IP
  7. svajdlenka

    svajdlenka Well-Known Member

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    #7
    try
    insert into db values(TO_DATE('12.03.2006', 'DD.MM.YYYY');
     
    svajdlenka, Aug 3, 2006 IP
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    #8
    The default format for date in oracle is DD-MON-RR.

    so you can write insert statement as following

    insert into table (bdate) values ('18-JUN-84');

    column name is bdate and value is '18-JUN-84'
     
    jkapadia1983, Sep 30, 2009 IP
  9. DaveUK

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    #9
    use TO_CHAR function and convert your date format as you want (as long as it is valid format):
    example:

    select to_char(sysdate,'dd/Mon/yyyy') from dual - to display date in DD/Mon/YYYY format. No time displayed.

    select to_char(sysdate,'dd-Mon-yyyy') from dual - to display date in DD-Mon-YYYY format. No time displayed.

    select to_char(sysdate,'dd-Mon-yyyy hh24:mi:ss') from dual - will display date and time in hh24:mi:ss format.
     
    DaveUK, Oct 8, 2009 IP
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    #10
    take help from some online tutorial. ask it from the author of that tutorial

    it may solve your problem
     
    rajpk, Oct 18, 2009 IP
  11. Chicken Run

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    #11
    You should use keyword for your question
     
    Chicken Run, Oct 18, 2009 IP
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    #12
    This is what you want in the database:
    insert into db values('12/03/2006');

    Here is what you need to do:
    Method 1:
    insert into db (target_column_name) values (to_date('12/03/2006','mm/dd/yyyy'));

    Method 2:
    insert into db values (to_date('12/03/2006','mm/dd/yyyy'));

    Method 1 is the preferred way because the target column is named. Target columns should always be named. Inserting into a table without naming the target columns is a bug waiting to happen.
     
    dgs02, Oct 29, 2009 IP