17.10 - Example: Implicit Character-to-DATE Conversion - Advanced SQL Engine - Teradata Database

Teradata Vantageā„¢ - Data Types and Literals

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)

Assume that the DateForm mode of the session is set to ANSIDate.

The following CREATE TABLE statement specifies a FORMAT phrase for the DATE data type column:

CREATE SET TABLE datetab (f1 DATE FORMAT 'MMM-DD-YYYY');

In field mode, the following INSERT statement successfully performs the character to DATE implicit conversion because the format of the string conforms to the format of the DATE column in the datetab table:

INSERT INTO datetab ('JAN-10-1999');

In record or indicator mode, when the DateForm mode of the session is set to ANSIDate, the following INSERT statement successfully performs the character to DATE implicit conversion because the format of the string is in the ANSI DATE format:

INSERT INTO datetab ('2002-05-10');