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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
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    19
    Hi,

    I would like to see if anyone knows how to reformat a date field so it will print the date out in the following format:

    DD/MM/YYYY

    It would also be nice if I could input the date into this date field as the following:

    DDMMYYYY

    Does anyone know how to fix this? Currently, our dates are set up to output like this:


    23-Mar-2001

    Thanks.
    Zoey

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Posts
    61
    if you just want the output then use


    to_char(date, dateformat)


    so for 23/03/01

    to_char('23-mar-2001', 'dd/mm/yy')

    or for 230301

    to_char('23-mar-2001', 'ddmmyy')


    If you want to change the date format and don't want to convert the data type then you can do that in you machine by setting the

    NLS_DATE_FORMAT parameter

    or you can also change for a session

    alter session set nls_date_format='dd/mm/yyyy';

    or for the data base

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
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    Washington DC
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    I will not advise you to set this parameter at database level , but session level specially when you have remote database connections like db links etc.,
    Reddy,Sam

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    New York
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    Cool outputting date

    I can not get this to work.

    I am trying to truncate the date from the database and just display in output the date and not the time.

    I am outputting it as a variable in cold Fusion as #Date#

    in the query it doesn't recognize the function. Am i putting this in the wrong place in relation to the variable? What is the proper syntex when using a variable?

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