Nathan Gray

NAME

Convert::NLS_DATE_FORMAT - Convert Oracle NLS_DATE_FORMAT <-> strftime Format Strings

SYNOPSIS

  use Convert::NLS_DATE_FORMAT qw(oracle2posix posix2oracle);
  my $strptime = oracle2posix($NLS_DATE_FORMAT);
  $NLS_DATE_FORMAT = posix2oracle($strftime);

DESCRIPTION

Convert Oracle's NLS_DATE_FORMAT string into a strptime format string, or the reverse.

Functions

oracle2posix

Takes an Oracle NLS_DATE_FORMAT string and converts it into formatting string compatible with strftime or strptime.

  my $format = oracle2posix('YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS'); # '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'

Character sequences that should not be translated may be enclosed within double quotes, as specified in the Oracle documentation.

  my $format = oracle2posix('YYYY-MM-DD"T"HH24:MI:SS'); # '%Y-%m-%dT%H:%M:%S'
posix2oracle

Takes a strftime or strptime formatting string and converts it into an Oracle NLS_DATE_FORMAT string. It is possible to create strings which Oracle will not accept as valid NLS_DATE_FORMAT strings.

  my $format = posix2oracle('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S'); # 'YYYY-MM-DD HH24:MI:SS'

EXPORT

None by default. oracle2posix and posix2oracle when asked.

SEE ALSO

DateTime::Format::Oracle.

AUTHOR

Nathan Gray, <kolibrie@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012 Nathan Gray

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.4 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.