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post Feb 10 2012, 08:47 PM
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I am tyring to covert a time shown as 001200 (12 hours) to 720 mins. I have tried the following but get errors when executing:


I have also tried .
MTTD = to_date('000000','HH24:MI:SS') =trunc(sysdate,'MM')*24*60; and neither is working.

What am I doing incorrectly?

Thanks in advance.
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post Feb 11 2012, 06:02 AM
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Hi Enya,

You can use a huige number of display transformation for times:

Please Read:


>> (MTTD)>=TO_DATE('000000','HH24:MI:SS').

IF TO_DATE(MTTD)>=TO_DATE('23:11:01','HH24:MI:SS').

You are defining MTTD as a DATE datatype.

You would need a to_char to see the contents of MTTD!

Instead of converting the string to a date, do it the other way around!

Hope this helps . . .

Donald K. Burleson
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Author of Oracle Tuning: The Definitive Reference
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