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Parse a string value to a SQL DATE type (represented by java.time.LocalDate) 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.

This does the same as TO_DATE except that the client type representation uses JSR-310 types.

create.select(toLocalDate("20200203", "YYYYMMDD")).fetch();

The result being

| to_date    |
| 2020-02-03 |

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

toLocalDate("20200203", "YYYYMMDD")

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

Aurora Postgres, DB2, HSQLDB, Oracle, Postgres, Vertica

to_date('20200203', 'YYYYMMDD')

ASE, Access, Aurora MySQL, BigQuery, ClickHouse, CockroachDB, Derby, DuckDB, Exasol, Firebird, H2, Hana, Informix, MariaDB, MemSQL, MySQL, Redshift, SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer, SQLite, Snowflake, Sybase, Teradata, Trino, YugabyteDB


(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.20, see #10141), or translate your own on our website


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