Re: seconds from midnight into a date field?

A day has 86400 seconds. I presume your seconds-column ranges from 0 to
86400. Date expressions support fractions.

Your conversion function should be something like:

TO_DATE(TRUNC(SYSDATE /* or the day you want it to be */) +
TO_NUMBER(your_column_with_seconds) / 86400)


Regards, Carel-Jan

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> I have a varchar field that I need to migrate to a date field. it is in
> the form 'seconds from midnight' and looks like this
> 0001
> 0050
> 1054
> I can't find a to_date function to translate that. do any exist?
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