The Oracle FROM_TZ function is used to convert a value in a TIMESTAMP data type, and a specific TIME ZONE, to a TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE value.
It’s a helpful conversion function if you work with times and time zones a lot.
The syntax of the FROM_TZ function is:
FROM_TZ ( timestamp_value, timezone_value )
The parameters of this function are:
- timestamp_value: the value in a TIMESTAMP format to convert.
- timezone_value: this is the timezone value that the timestamp_value will be converted in to.
If you want to know what values can be used as a timezone value, you can look in the database view here:
SELECT * FROM v$timezone_names;
For more information about the Oracle FROM_TZ function, including all of the SQL shown in this video and the examples, read the related article here:
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