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Re: Formatting a month in query output

From: Alexander Borkowski <alexander(dot)borkowski(at)abri(dot)une(dot)edu(dot)au>
To: "Rodolfo J(dot) Paiz" <rpaiz(at)simpaticus(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Formatting a month in query output
Date: 2005-01-25 02:06:18
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Hi Rodolfo,

> I have a query which needs to provide a monthly report. Thanks to the
> date_trunc() function someone mentioned in a thread earlier today, I got
> the query working properly. However, each month is '2004-10-01 00:00:00'
> and I would like to have "October 2004".
 > Which function, if any, would help me do this formatting trick? And
 > where can I read more about it?

Try to_char(the_date_you_want_to_display, 'MonthYYYY') for that. Note 
that there actually is no need to use date_trunc here as to_char will 
only represent only what you ask for anyway. You can find more in the 
PostgreSQL Online Manual at 
(select the one for the version you are using). The chapter is 
'Functions and Operators', section 'Data Type Formatting Functions'.



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