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11g Release 2 (11.2)

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NEW_TIME

Syntax

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Purpose

NEW_TIME returns the date and time in time zone timezone2 when date and time in time zone timezone1 are date. Before using this function, you must set the NLS_DATE_FORMAT parameter to display 24-hour time. The return type is always DATE, regardless of the data type of date.

Note:

This function takes as input only a limited number of time zones. You can have access to a much greater number of time zones by combining the FROM_TZ function and the datetime expression. See FROM_TZ and the example for "Datetime Expressions".

The arguments timezone1 and timezone2 can be any of these text strings:

Examples

The following example returns an Atlantic Standard time, given the Pacific Standard time equivalent:

ALTER SESSION SET NLS_DATE_FORMAT = 'DD-MON-YYYY HH24:MI:SS';

SELECT NEW_TIME(TO_DATE('11-10-09 01:23:45', 'MM-DD-YY HH24:MI:SS'), 'AST', 'PST')
         "New Date and Time"
  FROM DUAL;

New Date and Time
--------------------
09-NOV-2009 21:23:45