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Is there any way to merge two column into one temporary column?

ex: I have Hours and minutes, I want to merge the 2 of them to get Time

I then want to do a query using Time

Thank you

RE: query

By 'merge' you mean 'concatenate' ?
How about:

Select Hours || ':' || Minutes As MyTime
From Sometable

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RE: query

Also, you should never store a date or time as characters. They should ALWAYS be stored as a date column. If they are already a date, then the column already contains the date and time. If you are on a later version of the database, setup a virtual column containing an actual date column. It could then be used for reporting and sorting purposes.

Bill
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New York State, USA

RE: query

expanding on Andy's code

Select TO_CHAR(Hours) || ':' || TO_CHAR(Minutes) As MyTime From Sometable

Or use a TO_DATE statement to convert to that data format.

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