DATE(a)

DATE(a) is a function (extraction) that calculates a date value for the expression a.

Result of DATE(a) function

a is a date value or an alphanumeric value that matches the current date format

This date value

a is an alphanumeric value that does not match the current date format

Error message

a is a timestamp value or an alphanumeric value that matches the current timestamp format

The date value that is part of the timestamp

a is a fixed point or floating point number

Date value that is equal to the xth day after December 31, 0000 (x=TRUNC(a))

a is a NULL value

NULL Value

a is special NULL value

Error message

Examples

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