Learn how to use the Oracle/PLSQL TO_YMINTERVAL function with syntax and examples.
The Oracle/PLSQL TO_YMINTERVAL function converts a string to an INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH type.
The syntax for the Oracle/PLSQL TO_YMINTERVAL function is:
TO_YMINTERVAL( character )
character is the value to convert to an INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH type. It can be a char, varchar2, nchar, or nvarchar2 value.
The TO_YMINTERVAL function can be used in the following versions of Oracle/PLSQL:
Let's look at some Oracle TO_YMINTERVAL function examples and explore how to use the TO_YMINTERVAL function in Oracle/PLSQL.
TO_YMINTERVAL('03-11') Result: 3 years 11 months (as an INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH type) TO_YMINTERVAL('01-05') Result: 1 year 5 months (as an INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH type) TO_YMINTERVAL('00-01') Result: 0 years 1 month (as an INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH type)
The TO_YMINTERVAL function is most commonly used to add an interval to a date field. For example, you may wish to add 1 year and 5 months to an order date.
select order_date, order_date + to_yminterval('01-05') from orders;
This SQL statement would return the order date, as well as the order date plus 1 year and 5 months.