How to insert dates (need to do some testing) into tables?
I am doing following at SQL prompt

insert into TRAN
values ('Jan/01/2007', 'Expense', 20, 'from', 'to', 'descr', 'main', 'sub', 'exotic', '1');

It gives me following error
Error code -1, SQL state 42821: Columns of type 'NUMERIC' cannot hold values of type 'CHAR'.
Line 1, column 1

Execution finished after 0 s, 1 error(s) occurred.

I have also tried entering in following format:
insert into TRAN
values ('Jan-01-2007', 'Expense', 20, 'from', 'to', 'descr', 'main', 'sub', 'exotic', '1');

insert into TRAN
values ('01-01-2007', 'Expense', 20, 'from', 'to', 'descr', 'main', 'sub', 'exotic', '1');

insert into TRAN
values ('01/01/2007', 'Expense', 20, 'from', 'to', 'descr', 'main', 'sub', 'exotic', '1');

insert into TRAN
values ('2007-Jan-01', 'Expense', 20, 'from', 'to', 'descr', 'main', 'sub', 'exotic', '1');

Still getting the same error.

Can someone tell me how should I enter?

Also when I am populating this field from a form or populating from a Java variable to store it in the Database, how can I control the format e.g. YYYY-MM-DD or YYYY/DD/MM

Is there some doc that explains this in details?

I tried to search in the manuals and user guides and also did some google … but no luck.


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