Result of subtracting 2 dates
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  1. #1
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    Dear List,
    I want to convert the resultant numeric value of the subtracting 2 date columns in a table.

    Eg:
    select sysdate-joindate from emp

    will result in a numeric value. I want this numeric value to be displayed as a date value.

    Any clues

    TIA

    Venkat


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    Can you provide an example?

    What is the result of April 10, 2001 - April 8, 2001 in a date format?
    David Knight
    OCP DBA 8i, 9i, 10g

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    The result of subtracting 2 dates is the number of days.


    1 select to_date('22/10/2001','dd/mm/yyyy') -
    2* to_date('20/10/2001','dd/mm/yyyy') result from dual
    SQL> /

    RESULT
    ---------
    2

    Badrinath

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    Yor question is how can I display the number 2 as a date ?
    It does not make sense , does it ?

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    I agree that the answer is 2.
    David Knight
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    or you really mean subtract two dates instead in number of days you want it in months and days

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