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Date convertion and other issues. [message #299313] Mon, 11 February 2008 07:00 Go to next message
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Registered: January 2008
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Dear All,

1. when we enter Gregorian date in the first column, it should automatically convert into Hijiri (Arabic date) date and display in the next column

2. I have two database columns . one has to store English text and next one has to be stored Arabic text. Each time the user has to press ALT+SHIFT key to change the arabic format viz.
How can I switch automatically when the user enters the respective colmns

3. In Reports, when I print the arabic column, it is printing only junk but when I query through SQLPLUS, it is showing correctly.

Thanks in advance for your reply.

I hope Mr.David and Mr.Littlefoot will go through this.

Regards, ILANGO
Re: Date convertion and other issues. [message #299673 is a reply to message #299313] Tue, 12 February 2008 23:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Registered: March 2005
Location: Canberra ACT Australia
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This is becoming a common question but I can't find a good answer.

Have a look at http://www.orafaq.com/forum/m/295251/67467/?srch=arab#msg_295251

I tried:
select to_char (to_date ('22-01-2008', 'DD-MM-YYYY'), 'dd/month/yyyy') Special
  from dual;
and received:
Session altered
select to_char (to_date ('22-01-2008', 'DD-MM-YYYY'), 'dd/month/yyyy') Special
  from dual
22/????? ??????/2008
1 row selected
but it didn't change the date. I also tried 'Arabic Hijrah' but it was unknown on my machines.

I can only suggest searching this forum or site for 'arab' or 'arabic' then maybe 'nls_date_format'. Then move onto google, oracle, or metalink.

There is a thread asking about automatically changing the language for a field. I hope this one helps you http://www.orafaq.com/forum/m/295607/67467/?srch=roman#msg_295607

Re: Date convertion and other issues. [message #299999 is a reply to message #299313] Wed, 13 February 2008 23:58 Go to previous message
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Registered: November 2007

for the arabic data base col you have to set this some properties to to type in arabic any other language direct

initial keyboard state = local ( this if arabic your local language in your pc )

and in the font name = use any valid arabic font ( Arabic Transparent for example )

you have to make sure that the arabic is your local language in your machine ....

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