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Neeraj Kumar

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:56 pm    Post subject: SQL query for DATE formatting
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HI..

I've a date coumn in MMYYYY format..bt i need the output in YYYYMM format..can anyone suggest an SQL query..

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:22 pm    Post subject:
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you can use the query

SELECT SUBSTR(DATE_COL,3,4)||SUBSTR(DATE_COL,1,2) FROM TABLE

P.S: MMYYYY is not a valid date format ....
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Neeraj Kumar

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:36 pm    Post subject:
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thanx..

actually this column is not accepting date from system..its just like another column..having MMYYYY format..coz DD is not required..
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject:
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what you are saying is that you have a CHAR column that contains a MMYYY formated value and you want to have the result be YYMMM.

Ashimer gave you a very workable solution to re-format your char data.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:15 pm    Post subject:
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yeah..rite..and thanx.. the above query is working fine..
earlier i was using cobol temp working storage variables for reformatting..
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