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Re: help with to_date and to_char

From: lorid <lorid(at)dri(dot)edu>
To: "Thomas F(dot)O'Connell" <tfo(at)sitening(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: help with to_date and to_char
Date: 2004-10-19 23:08:24
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Thanks Thomas it worked great ,even when I put in the var - when_month
:)
Lori

Thomas F.O'Connell wrote:

> There might be a better way, but this should do what you want. And I 
> think that you can safely replace '05' with when_month.
>
> select to_char( to_date( '05' || '/' || to_char( current_date, 
> 'DD/YYYY' ), 'MM/DD/YYYY' ), 'MON' );
>
> -tfo
>
> -- 
> Thomas F. O'Connell
> Co-Founder, Information Architect
> Sitening, LLC
> http://www.sitening.com/
> 110 30th Avenue North, Suite 6
> Nashville, TN 37203-6320
> 615-260-0005
>
> On Oct 12, 2004, at 7:20 PM, Lori wrote:
>
>> Im trying to do something very simple
>> I have a field called when_month (integer )
>> so I want to get the month name for the integer
>>
>> this comes close to what I want
>> update mytable set myfield=to_char(current_timestamp,'MON');
>>
>> the result is myfield is set to OCT
>> which is close to what I want but when I try to use a variable
>> update mytable set myfield=to_char(when_month,'MON');
>> or a char with value of '05' or '5'
>> update mytable set myfield=to_char('05','MON');
>> get error:
>> update mytable set myfield=to_date(when_month,'MON');
>> update mytable set myfield=to_char('05','MON');
>> as well as
>> update mytable set full_month= to_date('01/'05'/2004','DDMONYYYY');
>> all get errors
>>
>> Please can anyone help?
>>
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