Learn how to filter data based on date values using the TO_CHAR function inside your WHERE clause.
- [Instructor] We can also use Oracle to_char…sequel function…when filtering for specific date values.…Let's start by selecting the first name…and hire date columns from our employees table.…And let's assume that we want to see…only employees who have been hired…in the month of January.…So in order to accomplish that using the to_char function…you can just type where to_char,…specify the hire date column…and a MON format math…inside quotation marks.…
So we essentially extract only the month…from the hire date column.…Equals, and inside quotation marks uppercase JAN…signifying January.…Running this query will show me only employees…who have been hired during January.…Keep in mind that if we change the format math…from…MON…which returns the month name…as a three letter code,…so J A N for January for example…to MM which returns two digits…signifying the month numbers…or 01 for January.…
And run the query as is.…The query will return zero records.…We'll also have to change JAN to 01…in order for the query to return our desired data.…
Note: This training course is appropriate for beginning database developers with no prior experience with SQL or Oracle.
- Using Oracle SQL*Developer, the free development environment
- Selecting data from tables
- Filtering data
- Using functions to manipulate data
- Joining data from tables
- Creating tables
- Updating values
- Truncating data
- Grouping and ordering result sets
- Working with primary keys
- Checking constraints
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1. Introduction to SQL
2. Preparing the Course Environment
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3. Using Oracle SQL Developer
4. Basic SELECT Queries
5. String, Number, and Date Functions
6. Joining Table Data
7. Manipulating Data
8. Grouping Data
9. Advanced Topics
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