The character value is trimmed of leading and trailing pad characters and handled as if it were a string literal in the declaration of a TIME string literal.
If the contents of the string can be converted to a valid TIME, the conversion is made; otherwise, an error is returned to the application.
Character-to-TIME conversion is supported for CHAR and VARCHAR types only. You cannot convert a character data type of CLOB or GRAPHIC to TIME.
You can use a FORMAT phrase to specify an explicit format for the TIME target data type. A conversion that does not specify a FORMAT phrase uses the default format for the TIME data type.
|IF the character string is converted to …||THEN the default format …|
|TIME||does not use the time zone formatting character and does not display a time zone.|
|TIME WITH TIME ZONE||uses the time zone formatting character to display the time zone.|