Oracle – Easy Date Strings (and NOT)

Whenever I type in a date strings in Oracle, I convert the strings to Date data┬átype in my code as well as my queries without relying on the session setting for date format. I will explain why. Session date format setting: Session date format settings govern how date strings should be converted into dates (the … Continue reading Oracle – Easy Date Strings (and NOT)

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Oracle – Find Hard-coded Dates In PL/SQL Code Using Regular Expressions

Recently a situation came up in PL/SQL code where the format specifier for date was misplaced. Oracle did not complain because it can implicitly convert strings to date. It may not even fail at run-time under most circumstances (always recommend using an explicit format specification though). This is the SQL ..but the Developer meant this: … Continue reading Oracle – Find Hard-coded Dates In PL/SQL Code Using Regular Expressions