Also consider the oracle sql

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

or whichever format you prefer.

This sets the default format returned when selecting a date column.

-Joe

"Steve Farmer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> Hi Richard,
>
> try TO_DATE or TO_CHAR , depending upon what you are trying to do,
> there are about 2 pages of formatting options for these functions.
>
> HTH
> Steve
> At 10:12 PM +0000 11/4/01, Richard Crawford wrote:
> >This isn't strictly a PHP question, I suppose... but is anyone aware of a
> >date_format function for Oracle comparable to MySQL's date_format()
function?
> >
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