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Convert CHARACTER to Date

Convert CHARACTER to Date

I am trying to convert a field of CHARACTER(8) data type into Date format 'yyyy-mm-dd'. The following query produce 2665 (Invalid date) error :

select cast('20041101'  as date format 'yyyy-mm-dd')
from table_name

Please advice how to fix this error.


RE: Convert CHARACTER to Date

I think that select cast('20041101'  as date format 'yyyymmdd') would give a better result.

RE: Convert CHARACTER to Date

Yes. I already changed it to the way you are suggesting and it worked.

Thank you.

RE: Convert CHARACTER to Date

How about this:

select cast(cast('20041101'  as date format 'yyyymmdd') as date format 'yyyy-mm-dd');

 *** Query completed. One row found. One column returned.
 *** Total elapsed time was 1 second.


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