Re: to_timestamp() and quarters

From: Scott Bailey <artacus(at)comcast(dot)net>
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Subject: Re: to_timestamp() and quarters
Date: 2010-03-02 17:10:40
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Tom Lane wrote:
> Asher Hoskins <asher(at)piceur(dot)co(dot)uk> writes:
>> I can't seem to get to_timestamp() or to_date() to work with quarters, 
> 
> The source code says
> 
>                  * We ignore Q when converting to date because it is not
>                  * normative.
>                  *
>                  * We still parse the source string for an integer, but it
>                  * isn't stored anywhere in 'out'.
> 
> That might be a reasonable position, but it seems like it'd be better to
> throw an error than silently do nothing.  Anybody know what Oracle does
> with this?

+1 for throwing error.
Oracle 10g throws ORA-01820: format code cannot appear in date input format.

Scott

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