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    How to select latest date

    Hi,

    How can I get to_date function to return the hours and minutes like to_char: HH24:MI. I'm only getting the date.

    Thanks,
    leo
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    SELECT TO_CHAR
    (SYSDATE, 'MM-DD-YYYY HH24:MI:SS')"NOW"
    FROM DUAL;

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    It's not easy when you have a date like:

    31-OCT-2004 10:00 and 01-NOV-2004 13:00 and you want to get the latest date. ie. 01-NOV-2004 13:00.

    How do you do this. My query below brings back only the date and not the timestamp.


    select to_char(max(to_date(mod_date,'DD-MON-RR')), 'MON-DD-YYYY HH24:MI') from table1
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    ah, the real question.

    of course, you're truncating the date.
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    Okay. So how should I do it. Any help is appreciated.
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    1. Why do you have to convert to_date anyway?
    2. example structure, data, please
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    Thanks. I got it to work by adding a subquery:

    select to_char(mod_date, 'MON-DD-YYYY HH24:MI') NewDate from Table1
    where mod_date = (select max(mod_date) from Table1);
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    Oh boy, what an SQL!

    select to_char(MAX(mod_date), 'MON-DD-YYYY HH24:MI') NewDate from Table1;
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