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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, BigQuery, DB2, Exasol, HSQLDB, Oracle, Postgres, Vertica, YugabyteDB

to_date('20200203', 'YYYYMMDD')

SQLDataWarehouse, SQLServer

convert(
  date,
  '20200203',
  112
)

ASE, Access, Aurora MySQL, CockroachDB, Derby, DuckDB, Firebird, H2, Hana, Informix, MariaDB, MemSQL, MySQL, Redshift, SQLite, Snowflake, Sybase, Teradata, Trino

/* UNSUPPORTED */

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

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