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Re: issue with an assembled date field

From: brian <brian(at)zijn-digital(dot)com>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: issue with an assembled date field
Date: 2008-02-29 18:11:22
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Chris Bowlby wrote:
> Hi All, 
>  I am currently running into an issue with a query and would like to get
> some assistance if possible.
>  The PostgreSQL version I am running is 8.0.11 64-Bit, under SuSE Linux
> Enterprise Server 9 SP3
>  I am converting an encoded field (lot_id) into a date field, the 5
> character of every lot_id is always the year and as such I need to
> extract the year using the following function:
>  substring(ilch.lot_id::text, 5, 1)
>  I am not worried about month or day as it is not used in what I need to
> do, which is why I am using '01/01' for my main concatenation:
>  '01/01/0'::text || ...

You're going to have another problem in about 22 months.


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