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Thread: Date field

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2000


    I want to add couple of minutes to a date field in a table. How can I do that? Thanks.

    Somthing like : New_date := to_char(hire_date) + '00:00:05'; ???

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    When you do math with dates, it adds days. Eg,

    select sysdate + 1 from dual;

    Will give you tomorrow.

    If you want to add 5 minutes you'd have to do it as a fraction of a day. 24 hours in a day x 60 minutes an hour = 1440 minutes a day.

    select sysdate + 5/1440 from dual;

    will be 5 minutes ahead.

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