Example: Implicit Character-to-DATE Conversion - Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine - 16.20

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Teradata Database
Teradata Vantage NewSQL Engine
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16.20
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Programming Reference
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B035-1143-162K

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');