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Searching by dates [message #295166] Mon, 21 January 2008 09:52 Go to next message
amardilo
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Hi there.

I am new to SQL (well not new just not very bright).

But I wanted to know what was the standard way to search for a date? Should the format be in YYYY-MM-DD should I use - to separate values? Should I put a ' at the start and end of each date i.e. '01/01/2007'. i.e. would this line work?

SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE my_date = '2007-01-01';

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Re: Searching by dates [message #295169 is a reply to message #295166] Mon, 21 January 2008 10:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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The standard is to use TO_DATE function.

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Michel
Re: Searching by dates [message #295201 is a reply to message #295166] Mon, 21 January 2008 12:18 Go to previous message
joy_division
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And be aware that a DATE column has a time component to it.
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