Re: Error with implicit date calculation

From: Arch <>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 05:14:27 GMT
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On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 15:29:49 -0800, DA Morgan <> wrote:

>Arch wrote:
>> I need a hand with SQL. I'm using
>> I need to compute a date offset by a number of weeks from another
>> date. This is a line from a view that I had been using:
>> TO_DATE('7-Dec-1998') + (WeekNum * 7) As WeekDate
>> WeekNum is, of course, the field that contains the number of weeks to
>> offset from the date. This used to work just fine - it doesn't any
>> longer. The TO_DATE function now returns the error:
>> ORA_1858 a non-numeric character was found where a
>> numeric character was expected
>> If I change it to TO_DATE('7-Dec-2000') or any later date, it no
>> longer gives an error. It does not return the desired value, of
>> course, but no error. Any date 1999 or earlier causes the error.
>> I would appreciate any advice how to correct this.
>It would likely help if you used the full syntax:
>TO_DATE('07-DEC-1998', 'DD-MON-RRRR')
>TO_DATE('07-DEC-1998', 'DD-MON-YYYY')
Thank you. Received on Wed Feb 20 2008 - 23:14:27 CST

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