TO_DATE - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine - 16.20

Teradata Vantageā„¢ Data Types and Literals

prodname
Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
vrm_release
16.20
category
Programming Reference
featnum
B035-1143-162K

Purpose

Converts string_expr to a DATE data type.

TO_DATE does not convert data to any of the other datetime data types. Do not use the TO_DATE function with a DATE value for string_expr. The first two digits of the returned DATE value can differ from the original string_expr depending on format_arg or the default date format.

Syntax



TD_SYSFNLIB.
Name of the database where the function is located.
string_expr

A character expression.

If the conversion fails, TO_DATE returns an error.

format_arg

A character argument.

format_arg is a data format specifying the format of string_expr.

If format_arg is omitted, the following default date format is used: YYYY-MM-DD

If format_arg is NULL, TO_DATE returns NULL.

If format_arg is not valid, an error is returned.