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TO_DATE

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

Parse a string value to a SQL DATE type (represented by java.sql.Date) using a vendor specific formatting pattern.

The pattern is not translated by jOOQ for vendor agnosticity and may need to be adapted depending on the SQL dialect you're using.

SELECT TO_DATE('20200203', 'YYYYMMDD');
create.select(toDate("20200203", "YYYYMMDD")).fetch();

The result being

+------------+
| to_date    |
+------------+
| 2020-02-03 |
+------------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

toDate("20200203", "YYYYMMDD")

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

-- AURORA_POSTGRES, DB2, H2, HSQLDB, ORACLE, POSTGRES, VERTICA
to_date('20200203', 'YYYYMMDD')

-- ACCESS, ASE, AURORA_MYSQL, COCKROACHDB, CUBRID, DERBY, FIREBIRD, HANA, INFORMIX, INGRES, MARIADB, MEMSQL, MYSQL, REDSHIFT, 
-- SQLDATAWAREHOUSE, SQLITE, SQLSERVER, SYBASE, TERADATA
/* UNSUPPORTED */

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.14, see #10141)

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