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I am trying to retrieve a timestamp value, set that value to a DateTime variable, then Insert that timestamp back into a different table, everything I have tried has not worked for me so far.


SET change_dttm = TO_TIMESTAMP('6/7/1991 08:18:15', 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS') WHERE table_name = '<some table="">';



SET change_dttm = '6/7/1991 08:18:15' WHERE table_name = '<some table="">';

Thanks in advance for any help

asked 08 Jun '11, 11:36

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Are you using ORACLE as the database system?

AFAIK, TO_TIMESTAMP is not a SQL Anywhere function.

With SQL Anyhwere, you can usually insert timestamp values directly as string literals - with implicit conversion, such as:

create table T_Test (pk int primary key, dt timestamp not null);
insert T_Test values (1, '2011-06-08 16:20:12.345678');
select * from T_Test;

When using different formats (like DD/MM/YYYY...), you will have to adapt the date_order option, possibly only temporarily:

insert T_Test values (2, '08/06/2011 16:20:12.345678'); -- fails with SQLCODE -157
set temporary option date_order = 'DMY';
insert T_Test values (2, '08/06/2011 16:20:12.345678'); -- works now
select * from T_Test;
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answered 08 Jun '11, 11:48

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Volker Barth
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edited 08 Jun '11, 11:50

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