Oracle/PLSQL: Insert a date/time value into an Oracle table
Question: I have a date field in an Oracle table and I want to insert a new record. I'm trying to insert a date with a time component into this field, but I'm having some problems.
How can I insert this value into the table.
For example, the value is '3-may-03 21:02:44'
Answer: To insert a date/time value into the Oracle table, you'll need to use the TO_DATE function. The TO_DATE function allows you to define the format of the date/time value.
For example, we could insert the '3-may-03 21:02:44' value as follows:
insert into table_name (date_field) values (TO_DATE('2003/05/03 21:02:44', 'yyyy/mm/dd hh24:mi:ss'));
Learn more about the TO_DATE function.