RE: Date Disparity

From: Blanchard, William <>
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:01:07 -0600
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I stand corrected. The first day of the month was a Monday so it will return the Monday of this week. It looks like 'd' will return the day of the week (2nd day = Monday).  
W                 Same day of the week as the first day of the month.
TRUNC(SYSDATE,'W') unctionfortheDATEdatatype.htm    

WGB     From:
[] On Behalf Of Jared Still Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:48 PM To: Oracle-L Freelists
Subject: Date Disparity    

Anyone else see a problem with this:  

  1 select trunc(sysdate,'W'), to_char(trunc(sysdate,'W'),'d')

  2* from dual

13:46:46 - js001292_at_dv11 SQL> /  


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02/15/2010 00:00:00 2  

1 row selected.  

ie. the first day of the week as per trunc() is the second day of the work as per to_char()  

Jared Still
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