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Posted Apr 7, 2004

DateADD Oracle Function

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff



>>Script Language and Platform: Oracle
Returns a new datetime value based on adding an interval to the specified date.

Syntax

DATEADD ( datepart , number, date )

examples

1)Subtract 10 days from '05/APR/2004'

  Select DateADD('dd' , -10, to_date('05/APR/2004')) from dual
  ------------
  03/26/2004

2)ADD 30 days to MAR return

  Select DateADD('dd' , 30, to_date('31-MAR-2003')) from dual
 ---------
   04/30/2003

3) Add 2 months to 29/FEB/2004

  Select DateADD('M' , 2, '29-FEB-2004') from dual;
 --------
 04/29/2004

4) Add 2 hours to '01-JAN-2003 10:33:44'

   Select to_char(DateADD ( 'h' , 3 , to_date('01-JAN-2003 10:33:44' , 
	'dd-MON-YYYY  HH:MI:SS') ) , 
	'dd-MON-YYYY HH:MI:SS' )   From dual;
  ---------
   01-JAN-2003 01:33:44

Author: George Antony


Download Script:
dateADD.sql


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