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Inserting Current Date with time stamp in oracle database

Hi Experts,

I want to insert the current Date and time stamp in a field in the Oracle Database Table.

I am able to insert date but i am not able to insert the date with time stamp. Any Suggestions??



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Do you want to get current date (from sysdate) with a specific format or transform a value containing a date/time value to insert it in ORACLE ?

Usually, you insert current datetimestamp in a date field using this :

TO_DATE(sysdate,'dd/mm/yyyy hh:mi:ss')

you may have to tweak the format pattern ('dd/mm....') according to your needs

if you want to transform a date, use something like this:


but make sure your format is compliant with your date, ie

TO_DATE('31/12/2008','MM/DD/YYYY') could raise error (litteral does not match) cuz ORACLE can't recognize 31 as a month pattern


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