INSERT a date

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Insert a date.

schema:scott

The format of dates can be very tricky. Most implementations are fairly robust in what will be accepted - but a date such as 01-02-03 might be interpreted in different ways in different countries.

Using a three character month and a four digit year in single quotes (such as '01 Mar 1997') works safely with most systems other than MySQL.

DROP TABLE t_x
CREATE TABLE t_peep
 (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY
 ,name VARCHAR(50))
CREATE TABLE t_x (x VARCHAR(5), y DATE);
DELETE FROM t_x;
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Ryka', '1997-03-01');
SELECT * FROM t_x
CREATE TABLE t_x (x VARCHAR(5), y DATETIME);
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Ryka','01 Mar 1997');
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Olly',#25 May 1985#);
SELECT * FROM t_x
CREATE TABLE t_x (x VARCHAR(5), y DATE);
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Ryka','1997-03-01');
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Impos','1997-09-31');
SELECT * FROM t_x
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Ryka','01 Mar 1997');
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Milly', 
   TO_DATE('July 9, 1995', 
           'Month dd, YYYY, HH24:MI'));
SELECT * FROM t_x
CREATE TABLE t_x (x VARCHAR(5), y DATETIME);
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Ryka','01 Mar 1997');
SELECT * FROM t_x
CREATE TABLE t_x (x VARCHAR(5), y DATE);
INSERT INTO t_x VALUES ('Ryka', DATE '1997-03-01');
SELECT * FROM t_x