TO_CHAR(DateTime) Function | Data Types and Literals | Teradata Vantage - 17.10 - TO_CHAR(DateTime) - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

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Product
Advanced SQL Engine
Teradata Database
Release Number
17.10
Release Date
July 2021
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
B035-1143-171K
Language
English (United States)

Converts a date_timestamp_value to a character string.

TO_CHAR(DateTime) is a scalar function whose return data type is VARCHAR CHARACTER SET UNICODE.

ANSI Compliance

This statement is a Teradata extension to the ANSI SQL:2011 standard.

Syntax

[TD_SYSFNLIB.] TO_CHAR (
  date_timestamp_value [, format_arg ]
)

Syntax Elements

TD_SYSFNLIB.
Name of the database where the function is located.
date_timestamp_value
A datetime or interval argument.
format_arg

A character expression.

For valid format_arg values, see TO_DATE.

format_arg is used to format the numeric values. If format_arg is omitted, numeric_expr is converted to a string exactly long enough to hold its significant digits.

If this syntax element is not valid, an error is returned.

If this syntax element is NULL, NULL is returned.