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From Pavel Bortnovskiy <pbortnovs...@jefferies.com>
Subject RE: Date/Time Formatting
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:26:51 GMT
Thank you, Rick, for your prompt response.
I was able to solve it in the meantime with:

                    year(current_date) * 10000 + month(current_date) * 100 + day(current_date)
as "InsertDate",
                    hour(current_time) * 10000 + minute(current_time) * 100 + second(current_time)
as "InsertTime",

But I was certainly hoping for a more elegant solution (wished there was a format date/time

-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Hillegas [mailto:rick.hillegas@oracle.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:20 AM
To: Derby Discussion
Subject: Re: Date/Time Formatting

Hi Pavel,

I don't see a builtin function which does what you want. You might be able to cobble together
what you need using the LOCATE and SUBSTR functions, but the statement would probably look
ugly. Alternatively, you can register your own user defined formatting function using the

Hope this helps,

On 11/8/11 7:32 AM, Pavel Bortnovskiy wrote:
> Hello:
> Are there Derby built-in functions which can allow me to extract 
> current date/time as integers as:
> Time HHmmss: 103152
> Date yyyyMMdd:  20111108
> I could get as far as:
> *cast*(*current_time as **VARCHAR*(8)),
> *cast*(*current_date as **VARCHAR*(10)),
> but I was unable to find a function similar to str_replace in Sybase 
> to remove “:” and “-“
> Thank you,
> Pavel.
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